Inexpressible

Hesed and the Mystery of God's Livingkindness

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Michael Card
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic Press
    , December
     2018.
     176 pages.
     $16.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780830845491.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Andrew Brigham forthcoming.

Description

God's identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God's character: the Hebrew word hesed.

Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn't translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindnesscovenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God's character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus.

As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael Card has recorded over thirty-one albums, authored or coauthored over twenty-four books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines.

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