Discovering the Good Life: The Surprising Riches Available in Christ By Tim Savage


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In times of discouragement, sadness, brokenness of meaningful relationships, and disappointment, we find ourselves discovering more. The author, Tim Savage, looks at the life of Jesus Christ and invites us to share in having the full life as promised and offered to us.

Table of Contents


  1. Life, Cynics, and Three Trees
  2. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
  3. A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse
  4. The Tree of Life
  5. The Tree of Life (with Its Twelve Kinds of Fruit)
  6. Trees in Bloom

General Index
Scripture Index

“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