Sinclair Ferguson’s latest book is entitled In Christ Alone: Reflections on the Heart of the Gospel. In addition to unfolding aspects of the person and work of Christ, Ferguson explains how our understanding of Christ’s finished work relates to our day-by-day living. Ferguson also grounds the coming of Christ in the broader scope of redemptive history, beginning in the Old Testament. The Old Testament, says Ferguson, is “In time past, multifaceted revelation through the prophets given to the fathers.” The New Testament is “Now, in the last days, focused revelation, expressed in Christ the Son, given to us.”
Ferguson’s In Christ Alone is a compilation of fifty short chapters divided into six sections:
1. The Word Became Flesh
2. The Heart of the Matter
3. The Spirit of Christ
4. The Privileges of Grace
5. A Life of Wisdom
6. Faithful to the End
From the Publisher’s description:
Dr. Ferguson shows that Christ, who is fully God, took on humanity that He might be the Great High Priest of His people as well as the once-for-all sacrifice; that He now ministers to His people through His Spirit, crowning them with great and precious blessings; and that believers are called to duty, from cultivating contentment to mortifying sin.
Read the first three chapters.
“The title In Christ Alone is enough to make hearts brave and souls stand at attention. And Sinclair Ferguson, the consummate teacher, takes great pains to explain the supreme sufficiency of Jesus Christ and why He is ‘enough.’”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“In Christ Alone is a basic systematic theology in the form of a very readable book. Whether you are a new Christian looking for basic Christian doctrine or a more mature one wanting a refresher, this book will both instruct you and delight you. I warmly commend it to all Christians who want to grow in their faith.”
“Sinclair Ferguson is one of my favorite authors, and he’s done all of us a great favor by pulling together these writings penned over a long, faithful, and fruitful ministry (may it continue for many years!). This book is a feast that will satisfy both mind and heart, sharpening your thinking and deepening your devotion to Christ Alone.”
—C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries