The word glory is used throughout the Bible – in over 370 verses in fact. It is often used to describe the majesty and greatness of God. This glory is reflected in His creation – and most particularly in His people.
In this short book for young adults, Derek Thomas explains what the Bible means when it talks about glory. Beginning with the Creation, he explains how the reflection of God’s glory was not completely destroyed when sin entered the world, but it was broken. Thomas then goes on to explain how this glory of God was perfectly represented in the person of Jesus; how it is partially restored in Christians; and how it will be perfectly restored in the new heavens and the new earth.
This complex topic is simply explained for teenagers and young adults who may be trying to understand the concept of glorification for the first time. Each chapter is summarised in a ‘Main Point’ at the end and complemented with questions to reflect on and further passages of scripture to explore. If readers are looking to dig deeper into the subject, there is also a list of recommended books that they can investigate.
- Glory Begun
- Glory Lost
- Glory Restored
- The Golden Chain
- Now and Not Yet
- The Glory in Us
- The Glory and Glorification of Jesus
- Future Glory
- Final Glory
Conclusion: What a Thing of Beauty We Are
Appendix A: What Now?
Appendix B: Other Books on this Topic
About the Track Series
Track is a series of books designed to disciple the next generation in the areas of culture, doctrine, & the Christian life. While the topics addressed aren’t always simple, they are communicated in a manner that is.
About Derek W. H. Thomas
Derek W. H. Thomas, originally from Wales, is the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He previously served as the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church and the Chairman of the Theology Department at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.