A JOURNEY TO HIGH PLACES – Larry Ikenberry (2011)

A Journey to High Places by Larry D. Ikenberry is a fascinating  inside look at the life of a man who lives coram Deo, before the face of God.  This stunning account of Ikenberry’s adventures confronts danger in the African bush, soars over majestic peaks, faces the mighty force of a volcano, and in short presents an up close version of God’s majestic creation.  This writer is clearly consumed with the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31).

Reading Ikenberry’s work brings to mind the words of Abraham Kuyper, the Dutch statesman and theologian who famously remarked, “Oh, no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!'”  Oh, that each person would embrace such a Christ-honoring worldview.  This book promotes such a view!

A Journey to High Places not only makes for interesting reading.  It captures the attention and imagination with breathtaking photography.  But most of all, it reminds the creature to magnify and exalt the Creator – the Lord Jesus Christ.  “For from him and through him and to him are all things.  To him be glory, forever.  Amen” (Rom. 11:36).

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