Beauty Is Your Destiny: How the Promise of Splendor Changes Everything

By Philip Graham Ryken

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Beauty Is Your Destiny: How the Promise of Splendor Changes Everything

By Philip Graham Ryken

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An Examination of Beauty in the Christian Life from Philip Ryken 

The world is full of beautiful things—the vibrancy of trees in fall, the joy of sitting around a table with family—but in our fallen world, many beautiful things have been turned into ugly distortions. How should Christians think about beauty in a world that is often ugly? 

In Beauty Is Your Destiny, Philip Ryken provides readers with an introduction to the theology and practice of beauty, striving to awaken a longing for beauty that he explains “can only be satisfied in the face of Jesus Christ.” Adapted from chapel messages given at Wheaton College, Ryken considers key topics on Christian thought—including the Trinity, the incarnation, sexuality, and racial diversity—through the lens of beauty, showing how beauty illuminates each of these biblical principles in our world today. 

  • Introduction to the Theology of Beauty: Great for college students, pastors, and small groups
  • Biblically Based: Examines how beauty is seen in Christian doctrines such as eternity, the church, and the crucifixion 
  • Written by Philip Ryken: President of Wheaton College and author of Grace TransformingIs Jesus the Only Way?; and Loving the Way Jesus Loves


Philip Graham Ryken

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Ryken has published more than 50 books, including When Trouble Comes and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah. He serves as a board member for the Gospel Coalition, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 200
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 7.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8772-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8772-6
ISBN-UPC: 9781433587726
Case Quantity: 10
Published: August 01, 2023

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: In the Eye of the Beholder—The Beauty of Eternity
Chapter 2: The King in His Beauty—The Beauty of the Trinity
Chapter 3: For the Beauty of the Earth—The Beauty of Creation
Chapter 4: You Are So Beautiful—The Beauty of God’s Image
Chapter 5: When Sex Is Beautiful—The Beauty of Chastity
Chapter 6: Beautiful Savior—The Beauty of God Incarnate
Chapter 7: That Old, Ugly Cross—The Beauty of the Crucifixion
Chapter 8: Beautiful Community—The Beauty of Christ’s Bride
Chapter 9: It’s a Beautiful Life—The Beauty of Generous Living