I don't agree with some of Pink's theology (from other books) but in this book, he has done an excellent job. There is no doubt that this may well be one of the best short works on the attributes of God. Highly recommended
Arthur Pink has done an fabulous job at identifying a few of the attributes of God and giving scriptures to support each one. If you want to experience greater intimacy with God, then read and meditate on the attributes in this book and began to praise and worship God who is worth of all of our praise and worship for He is God and God alone.
Ron, You quoted 2 Peter 3:9 which is a common verse for those uncomfortable with the doctrine of election to quote. However, you're wrong. In being Berean-like Bible students, we must examine the Scriptures in their entire context. Peter was writing to Christians, and if you do your homwework of the context, along with a study of the Greek meanings of the words in that verse, you will soon learn that when Peter says, "God desires that all come to repentance," he is referring to "all" who have been predestined by God to be His children. Not an easy doctrine for our self-absorbed, "I think I have something to do with my salvation" mentality to accept, but nonetheless still true. God is sovereign and the only One Who justifies us...we have nothing to do with it.
This is a great book for all who desire to get know God intimately. It is not for the surface, immature babe in Christ, and requires revelation which comes from the Holy Ghost through the Word of God!!
If your a calvinist youll probably like it. I couldn't get past the second chapter. I don't believe its God's predestinated will for people to sin as the book imply's. God gives us freedom of choice. And we are chastened when we make the wrong choice. Also 2 Pet 3:9 states its God's will that none should perish, but everyone to come to repentance. That knocks the calvinist doctrine that God wills some to go to hell. Its God will that all be saved.
This is a wonderfully wriiten and very meaningful book, sure to be an encouragement to the heart of all those whom GOD has chosen by his grace. We have made too much of man's position in the issue of salvation and all that leads one to contemplate; thankfully and appropriately Arthur Pink does a blessed service in pointing the reader back to the reason for our being, the one and only glorious GOD. If your faith has lost it's lustre, perhaps it's because you have forgotten the most important thing...that the life of a Christian is not primarily about the Christian, but about the LORD. Read this book and be blessed in becoming correctly re-oriented in your devotion.
What is God like in his Sovereignty,supremacy,power,faithfulness etc?this book answers these and much more.A spiritual saving Knowledge of God is the greatest need of every human creature.This book is a must read for all belivers.
Anyone who reads this book will gain a greater understanding of God by studying His attributes. But if you are a worship leader, you will find it an excellent worship resource as well. I can think of no better book (other than the Bible) to use as a tool in private worship as you prepare to lead others in public worship. After all, we worship God not only for what He has done for us in saving us from our sin, but for Who He is. In his book, Pink helps us to gain a clearer picture of our God and Creator by excellently detailing His attributes.