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In his engaging book Discovering the Good Life: The Surprising Riches Available in Christ, pastor Tim Savage reminds us that Jesus stepped into a world every bit as dark, broken, and uncertain as our own.
Using three trees mentioned in the Bible as a guide, Discovering the Good Life maps our path from the first death (the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) to Jesus’ death and resurrection (a shoot from the stump of Jesse) to new and everlasting life in Christ (the Tree of Life).
“Tim Savage’s Discovering the Good Life is a real accomplishment. It begins with one of the most universal of questions: What is the good life? Then it answers it by taking us through the Bible, summarizing its whole story through the intercanonical theme of three trees--the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, the Tree of Life, and the great Branch, the shoot from the Stump of Jesse--Jesus himself--who took our curse by dying on a tree. This volume is ultimately an apologetic for the Christian life in response to a culture dedicated to seeking personal fulfillment but finding that very thing more and more elusive.”
--Timothy Keller, Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City; Chairman and Cofounder, Redeemer City to City
“With one foot planted firmly in Scripture and the other in culture, Tim Savage unpacks the fullness of life that can be ours right now. If you have ever wondered what ‘abundant life’ should look like, here is the answer! Discovering the Good Life is poetic theology that teaches, refreshes, and, yes, surprises us with all that is available in Christ.”
--Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
“So often in our search for satisfaction, we’re like treasure hunters wandering without a map. We know what we want--joy, peace, goodness--but we seem to be searching in all the wrong places. In Discovering the Good Life, Tim Savage wisely explains the story of Scripture using three trees as guideposts. If you want to experience abundant life, this book faithfully leads you to the treasure of all treasures and the giver of all goodness: Jesus.”
--Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; author, Growing Together
“In Discovering the Good Life, Tim Savage addresses the enduring question, How do we find fullness of life in a world full of trouble? The answer--as he shows through Scripture, stories, and practical examples--is that Christians who faithfully embrace Jesus Christ will find unbelievable fulfillment by reflecting Christ’s indwelling love in all they do. Savage’s message will inspire Christians wherever they are in their faith journey.”
--Jon Kyl, former United States senator (Arizona); former Senate Minority Whip
“Discovering the Good Life is an extraordinary book by Tim Savage on how good life can be when Christ is the center of it. Savage always has an eloquent way of teaching the Bible and showing how full our lives can be in Christ. Christian or unbeliever, this book will illustrate how you can be transformed by the unconditional love of Christ.”
--Carson Palmer, all-pro NFL quarterback; Heisman Trophy winner (2002); first overall pick in the NFL draft (2003)
About the Author
Tim Savage (PhD, University of Cambridge; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, international conference speaker, and founding council member of the Gospel Coalition. He has served in churches in Arizona, Great Britain, and Texas. He is married to Lesli and they have two adult sons, Matthew and Jonathan. Tim is the author of No Ordinary Marriage and Discovering the Good Life.
Former Senior Pastor, Camelback Bible Church; author, No Ordinary Marriage