An Interview with Joe Thorn on the Hardest Year of His Life and the New Book That Came Out of It

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My conversation with Pastor Joe Thorn, author of Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God (Crossway, 2015).

9781433541681To read a sample of the book, go here. Endorsements are below:

“All Christians believe in the Trinity, but most Christians, if we’re honest, don’t like to think about the Trinity that much. The doctrine seems abstract, dry, and distant from everyday life. This book will change that for you. Joe Thorn points us to the joy of a God who is Father, Son, and Spirit, showing us how this truth should prompt us to worship, pray, and trust. He applies this great doctrine without putting us out of its mystery. This book can better equip you to praise the God from whom all blessings flow.” Russell D. Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; author, Tempted and Tried

Experiencing the Trinity will help us focus on God in the midst of the dark clouds and thundering waves that threaten to sink us. The book you hold now is short, but the truths contained therein are neither flippant nor light. It’s just the kind of ballast you need in life’s storms.” Gloria Furman, Pastor’s wife, Redeemer Church of Dubai; mother of four; author, Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full

“Here’s gospel gold emerging from the furnace of affliction. Truth that’s been lived becomes life giving as Joe comforts others with the comfort with which he has been comforted by God. I hope and pray that these beautiful meditations will do you as much good as they did me.” David P. Murray, Professor of Old Testament, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; pastor, Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan; author, Jesus on Every Page and The Happy Christian

“When we are confused and discouraged, where do we find and place our hope? Thorn has written insightful reflections on how knowing God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit transforms us. Experiencing the Trinity gives us the framework for finding lasting hope in God and will leave an impression on your soul.” Trillia Newbell, author, United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity and Fear and Faith

“Are you weary, discouraged, spiritually dry? Joe Thorn has found a deep well of living water in the desert, and each reading in this wonderful book provides a glorious supply for the parched in spirit. Experiencing the Trinity is real medicine for the soul.” Jared C. Wilson, Director of Content Strategy, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Joe Thorn is a pastor-theologian. He also, however, is a broken man. In this book he shares how Joe Thorn the pastor-theologian ministered to Joe Thorn the broken man—how reflection on the reality of all the graces of the triune God put him on the road to healing. Every pastor should want all of his church members to digest this book. It will encourage them toward a more profound dependence upon the grace of God. It will help them abandon all reservations they have to be grateful to God for all things. It will make them become better listeners to doctrinal preaching and will make the preacher himself a much more sensitive, reflective, and truth-oriented proclaimer of the Word of God.” Tom J. Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, By His Grace and for His Glory

 

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