I am absolutely loving Jonathan Leeman's new book, Reverberation. Here is a small taste from chapter 2:
5 Reliable Statements:
1. God's Word is an Extension of God - you can measure a person's opinion of God by his or her opinion of God's Word.
2. God Acts Through His Word - it is the way He accomplishes His purposes.
3. God Acts Through His Word by His Spirit - God's words have power because they move by God's Spirit and do exactly what the Spirit wishes.
4. God's Word and Spirit Act Together Efficaciously - When God speaks, some kind of change always happens (it is effective).
5. God Speaks Through Human Preachers and Human Words - God uses the means of human communication to speak.
"There is no greater power a church has at its disposal than preaching the Father's Word of the Son working through the Spirit."