Wednesday 13 November 2013

Jason B. Hood on Imitating God

I was asked to write six brief book notes for the November 2013 edition of EG, published by LICC. I have been posting them individually here.

Jason B. Hood, Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern (Downers Grove: IVP, 2013).

Jesus didn’t come to die and leave us as we are; as Augustine said, ‘Christ, the master of the mint, came along to stamp the coins afresh.’ Taking his cue from Paul’s desire to see a cross-shaped pattern replicated in the lives of believers, Hood provides an illuminating treatment of imitation as a crucial dimension of the Christian faith – one which informs our identity, shapes our disciple-making and mission, and prepares us for our destiny.

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