Knowing the Trinity: Practical Throughts for Daily Life

Knowing the Trinity: Practical Thoughts for Daily Life

Ryan McGraw

Format: Paperback, eBook
ISBN: 9780998010298
Price: $15 $12.00
Pages: 140
Publication date: March 2017
Topic: Trinity


The Gospel is primarily about God. Part of the glory of the New Testament is that it explains the Gospel to us in terms of the glorious work of the three Persons of the Trinity. Yet many can miss the rich trinitarian backdrop of the New Testament because they are not looking for it. Knowing the Trinity shows that knowing God is knowing Him as triune and that to know Him is to love Him. Each chapter leads readers to meditate on God’s work and how they relate to Him in light of passages of Scripture that appeal to all three divine Persons. The study questions included in each chapter are designed to promote personal devotion or group discussion. This book aims to show that the Trinity is the foundation of all biblical doctrines, the lifeblood of the church, and the heart of Christian experience.


'The Trinity is the central doctrine of the Christian faith because it involves the very identity of God.  Yet many Christians are unsure as to how this is supposed to shape their Christian lives.  In the tradition of John Owen, Dr McGraw here offers a lively and accessible account of the doctrine and its practical and doxological implications for every Christian.  I think this will prove to be a very helpful volume.’ – Carl Trueman

'John Owen’s Communion with God stands out as the classic exploration of the devotional dimensions of the doctrine, and Ryan McGraw seeks to do the same more briefly and on a more popular level. McGraw begins by pointing us to Ephesians 2:18—“Through him we both have access to the Father, by one Spirit”—and then spends the rest of his time unpacking the related implications. A worthy introduction to a theme often overlooked.’ - Fred Zaspel


Ryan McGraw

Ryan M. McGraw is professor of systematic theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and adjunct professor of doctrinal studies at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a graduate Cal State Fullerton (B.A.) and of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (MDiv and ThM). He obtained his Ph.D. in historical theology from the University of the Free State (Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa). Ryan is married to Krista, and they have three sons.