In Chip Ingramís God as He Longs for You to See Him, readers are invited to join Chip on a personal journey where the attributes of God are contemplated, moving them from head knowledge to heart knowledge.
A pastor for twenty plus years, Chip shares his trials and triumphs with winsome and genuine words. There is no illusion of Chip as super-Christian in this book, it is delightfully honest and readers of all ages and stages can relate to the simple yet powerful truths which transformed Chipís life. The book consists of ten chapters, seven of which are devoted to the attributes of God. The chapters are loaded with probing questions about your deepest beliefs. The attributes chapters include: ďTools for Transformation,Ē key passages and scriptures to focus on for the coming week; a prayer to contemplate; as well as a personal insight into Chipís life which draws the reader into an intimate communication with the author as friend.
Drawing from the Word of God, A.W. Tozerís Knowledge of the Holy, and J.I. Packerís Knowing God, Chip presents solid, intelligent arguments about who God is, and how He longs to be seen. Quoting Dr. Charles Ryrie, Chipís former professor, readers are challenged throughout the book to determine if in fact they really do, as they may profess, trust God. In the appendix is a ďVision TestĒ which aids the reader in determining their trust/view of God.
The meat of Chipís message is provided in substantial pieces for readers to really chew on. Some books are difficult to get through because they are wearisome, not this one, I was challenged and inspired by it and did not want it to end. This book is a sound investment for any reader. Buy two copies and study it with a friend. This book would be an excellent Bible study with life changing results. If you only buy one book this year, let it be this one. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com
Anyone who has tried to describe God to someone else, especially an unbeliever, knows that it is easy to find yourself at a loss for words. It seems that this part of our lives, which we claim is central, is often difficult to put into words. But if you know God, shouldn't you be able to describe him? What is he like? How can we put his eternal attributes into words?