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What if the Trinity we've been taught is not the Trinity of the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: We have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image. We have distorted the biblical, orthodox Trinity to justify our countless social agendas. 

With clarity, creativity, and conviction Barrett mines the scriptures as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith to help you rediscover the beauty and simplicity of our Triune God. Barrett introduces you to "The Dream Team", the best of the church fathers, who teach us how to interpret the Bible in a way that avoids past and present trinitarian heresies. You will also be surprised to learn that what you believe about the Trinity has untold consequences for salvation and the Christian life. To truly know God, you must meet the One who is simply Trinity.

©2021 Matthew Barrett (P)2021 eChristian

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A must read for all Christians

The Trinity is complex and a mystery. This is often where we stop trying to understand the single will of the One True God who exists in three distinct persons. But what if we set aside excuses not to understand and saw God as simple? This orthodox and true to the historic faith of the Church book shows us the complex and beautiful way God is simple - not simplistic - and present fully in the appropriations of Father (Source) and the eternally begotten Son and the proceeding Spirit. Read this and better understand the God who is love, over against the heresies that seek to divide God or modalize the persons of the Trinity.

The Father is not an angry authoritarian over a submissive Son and ancillary Spirit, nor is the Son a great teacher to reveal the Father, nor is the Son or Spirit a means to unlocking your best you from the Father.

You are beloved and to be a Christian is to know our belovedness through the distinctness of this doctrine.

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Most thorough treatment of the Trinity I have ever read. The book was very insightful and I learned a lot about the Trinity.

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Simply Trinity

And old dog has learned great truths, in particularly about the Almighty Triune God!
Thanks Matthew Barrett.

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Divine simplicity is finally a focal point!

great book. I don't think I agree with everything but it's the first trinitarian book that I've read that is actually orthodox.

if your looking for a book that explains the trinity without making the mistake of turning into TRITHEIST then this is the book for you.

the main point is that God is simply 1 and yet in a METAPHYSICAL sense he is 3. I personally find truly trying to understand just how this all works as a fools errand, but this author did a great job in making God 1 and staying within orthodox.

if you think God is 3 persons with 3 seperate wills or 3 persons within SOCIETY with each other then this book might just save you.l from your tritheism.

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Great book but somewhat repetitive.

The first half of the book is somewhat repetitive. I did get a broader insight into the implications of the trinity and what it means with our relationship with God. In the end it is and will be a mystery until God reveals all.

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Do you understand "The Trinity"?

i recommend this book especially for those whom the author identifies as students assigned the typical Grudem et al/social-understanding text-books by bible college and sem profs over the past 20-50 years.
You might also be a victim of "Trinitarian drift" and need to go "back to the DeLorean".

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Very helpful!

This book was a very helpful reiteration of historical doctrines regarding the Trinity. Very accessible for undergraduate and graduate work. If I were still teaching I would consider making it required reading in any doctrine of God class I taught.

The reading was good, however there were a few time that words (vice-versa) were mispronounced but overall done well enough. 👏

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A antidote for the misreading evangelical church

This is a much-needed work in the evangelical church. The Trinity is either something we affirm only, giving no real consideration to who God is in Trinity (often because we do not see a function). Alternatively, we misrepresent the Trinity to suit our own social ambitions.

Matthew helpfully and biblical urges evangelicals to understand the simply Trinity and reclaim our historic, catholic, and orthodox history. His frequent trips back through church history make clear what the church has believed and taught for centuries. He roots us in both scripture and its interpretation over the centuries.

Matthew's ability to bring this forward and diagnose drift in today's evangelical world is a prophetic call, forth-telling the church the danger of our circumstances. Simply Trinity is a vital book for pastors and leaders to grasp and heed. That will enrich our life and worship of God as we behold Him as He is.