The title really says it all with this book: we really do need to see ourselves and others with new eyes, with both an accurate paradigm and with individual insight that can only come from Scripture. In this challenging book Dr. David Powlison examines how our “old eyes” tend to see, both through our natural fallen selves and through the warped and inadequate psychological theories that permeate our current cultural (and often “Christian”) milleau.
The book speaks to both the reader’s personal walk with God and to how we can accurately see and minister to others. Each chapter is on a specific theme, from comfort to worry to God’s love to “defense mechanisms.” In each Dr. Powlison shares warm and rich insights that are both Scriptural and practical. There are dozens of quotable passages to deeply think through, such as:
Many of the people we counsel live inside a black hole of self-will, misery, and confusion. They need God to break in on their shadowland from which sin has erased the light of the personal and living God.
Seeing With New Eyes is a volume to read, and read again, to fully absorb its God-saturated wisdom and to be changed by it.