The Ascension Blog Tour

The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Jonny Woodrow & Tim ChesterThis week we have several bloggers participating in a book review blog tour for The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Tim Chester & Jonny Woodrow. Links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Understanding Christ as the Ascended Priest, King, and Man are three important elements of understanding Christology at large and understanding Scripture at large as well. Chester and Woodrow do an excellent job in a short amount of space examining these topics using Scripture as a clear foundation. For anyone desiring to get a foundational understanding of this topic, this book is for you. It will whet your appetite to further study Christ as Priest, King, and Man, the One who is seated with all power and authority at the right hand of the Father.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, this little book (96 pages) packs a punch. It is concise, but the authors present some weighty truths with clarity and precision… Due to the contemporary obfuscation of the doctrine of Christ’s ascension and exaltation, this is a much-needed and welcome book that will comfort and encourage believers, and inform them of the necessity and sufficiency of our Savior’s authoritative session-ministry.”
Reviewer: Timothy Harris (
Rating: 4 Stars

“At ninety-four pages, The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God packs a lot of information into not a lot of space doing so from the Word of God with the express purpose to help the reader understand the importance of the ascension for daily life. If you are a new or mature Christian and haven’t studied the ascension much at all, this book would be a great place to start.”
Reviewer: Dave Jenkins (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’m so glad to see such a book written about the doctrine of the ascension of Christ for Christians. In my humble opinion, I believe we need to study and understand more about Christ’s ascension before we share with the world about the return of Christ.”
Reviewer: Daniel Mac (
Rating: 5 Stars

“For a short book, The Ascension is a gem. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to young and old Christians alike. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.”
Reviewer: Roger Leonhardt (
Rating: 5 Stars

The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God is a wonderful short book bringing its readers to a better understanding of what the ascension of Christ truly is and what it means for the Christian… I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (
Rating: 5 Stars

“this book opened my eyes to the importance of the ascension of Christ”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for all Christians. There’s so few books written about the ascension especially on the level any one could understand. Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God fills this hole. You won’t find a book that has such a strong right hook in such a little frame (just under one hundred pages).”
Reviewer: Matthew Sims (
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book and believe it will be a benefit to stretch its reader in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ’s final earthly act … at least so far! I give the book five stars of five.”
Reviewer: Mike Tiede (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful introduction to the topic of the ascension which one can easily sit and read in the hour.”
Reviewer: Chris Kidd (
Rating: 5 Stars

“the gift of Chester and Woodrow’s book is that they make deep theological reflections available to non-theologians (if there is such a thing). I enjoyed this book a lot…”
Reviewer: James Matichuk (
Rating: 5 Stars

“The study of the ascension of Christ demonstrates the Glory of God and his love for his people. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Thank you for the opportunity to read such Christ, Cross Centered books.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book forced me to do my homework to be able to write this review, for which I’m thankful. Study the kingdom of God with diligence, and know your eschatology. And as a supplement, this is a great book for interaction with this glorious subject if read with a discerning mind, nourished by the Scriptures.”
Reviewer: Josh Starkey (
Rating: 4 Stars

About the Book:
Who is this ascended Jesus? He is King, Priest and man and is still at work. Ultimately he is humanity in the presence of God. Here we discover how we are a part of the Ascension. With the Spirit’s enlightening we can begin to understand the Ascension. Tim Chester introduces us to this important doctrine.

About the Authors:

Tim Chester is an author, pastor of The Crowded House, Sheffield and a leader of The Crowded House church planting network. He is married with two daughters.

Jonny Woodrow is the Associate Director of Porterbrook Seminary and part of the leadership team of The Crowded House church planting network.

Where to Buy:
The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Tim Chester & Jonny Woodrow is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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