Truth We Can Touch

How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

Author: Tim Chester
Publisher: Crossway
Genre: Theology
Book Description

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are more than just water, bread, and wine. They are God’s promises to us in physical form.

What is happening when someone passes through the waters of baptism? What’s the significance of eating bread and drinking wine together as a church on Sunday mornings? What’s the point of these physical substances?

Tim Chester guides us through the Bible, explaining how the sacraments, embodying the promises of God in physical form, were given to us to strengthen our faith and shape our lives. The physical bread, wine, and water are a confirmation of our union with Christ. Chester aims to help us treasure baptism and Communion and approach them rightly, so we can receive the full benefit God intends them to physically bring us.

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Reading Level: Intermediate
Chester reminds us of the importance of the sacraments. He brings in historical and biblical contexts to show the spiritual significance of baptism and the Lord's Supper. He effortlessly conveys the importance shown through these sacraments in regards to the grace of God and his gospel. This book is an eye-opener that every believer should have the pleasure of reading.

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Tim Chester
Tim Chester (PhD, University of Wales) is a faculty member of Crosslands and a pastor with Grace Church, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. He is an author or coauthor of over forty books, including A Meal with Jesus; Reforming Joy; and, with Michael Reeves, Why the Reformation Still Matters.

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Crossway
The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.