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Monday, December 24, 2012

Book Review: Bill Thrasher - God as He Wants You to Know Him

Is God knowable and if so what is God like?

Bill Thrasher wrote this book to try and answer these questions.

I will have to say I was very surprised with this book. It was much, much better than I thought it would be. The only way to describe it would be a theological devotional.

He takes the attributes of God, describes them, then shows how they should change our lives. Knowledge should always lead to wisdom. We can not have wisdom without knowledge but we can have knowledge without wisdom.

When the Bible says knowledge puffs up, God was not telling us to stay ignorant. He was telling us to utilize the knowledge we acquire.

This book takes knowledge about God and teaches us how to turn it into wisdom. How do we do that?

For instance, if God is omnipresent, he is everywhere. If He is omniscient, He sees everything. That knowledge should drive us to wisdom. Always know that everything we do is known by God and He is watching.

I enjoyed this book immensely. It is simple but gets the information across. If you are a new believer, it will give you some foundational principles about God that can keep you from straying into heresy.

If there is any shortcoming it would have to be on the subject of sovereignty. He speaks of God’s providence and control over the world, but does not touch on predestination and salvation.

I understand this. Because it is a subject of controversy, it may turn people away from the rest of the book. But it would have been good to at least have a small section with a list of differing views.

Over all the book was very good and I would recommend it to both new believers and old.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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