Friday, February 17, 2017

Wonderful! My Review of The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him - by Chip Ingram

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About the book:

There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. We all know something has been lost but don't know why or where it all leads. Popular culture says it's all about me--that the end justifies the means, that love means self-satisfaction, that status and appearance are what count. And this ultimately self-destructive perspective has thoroughly infiltrated the church as confusion replaces conviction.

Our distorted view of God is at the root of all of our problems.
We've created a god in our minds who only faintly resembles the God of Scripture. These mental idols comfort our emotions, but they are powerless to deliver us from evil or transform our lives. The way back, the path of hope, starts with knowing God for who He really is.

When you join Chip Ingram in this in-depth study of seven attributes of God--His goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness--you'll see Him in a whole new light. It will change the way you think about God, yourself, and others. You will pray and live with a deep peace and a renewed purpose as you see Him as He longs to be seen.

My review:

This is an amazing book!  Chip starts out by explaining how important it is that we see God as He really is, not through the misconceptions so many of us have.  If we truly saw Him, it would change our lives forever!  Each chapter discusses an attribute of God, such as His goodness, His holiness and His sovereignty.  He explains what the word really means, especially as it applies to God.  Then he shows how God reveals this quality to us and how we should respond.  He has a section for living it out, where he says to write a quote and a Scripture on a note card to read every day.  He also includes a prayer, a Scripture passage to read, questions, ways to involve your friends or families and some action to take.  Chip uses many stories from his own life in the book and explains how he struggled with understanding some of these qualities of God himself.  He also uses a lot of Scripture and quotes from other theologians.  This book really clarified attributes I knew God possessed, but explained them more thoroughly than I'd heard before.  I learned a lot and was reminded of a lot I already knew. It was easy to read and kept my attention.  I can't recommend it enough!  I think everyone should read this book!

I received this book free from Baker Books.

 The Author

  1. Chip Ingram

    Chip Ingram

    Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many...
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