Monday, August 31, 2009
THE SOUND OF HIS VOICE By Edward William Fudge
Did you know that the Creator who made us and redeemed us in Jesus Christ also desires to guide our steps day by day? It's not wishful thinking. It's a clear promise of Scripture. But how does God do that, other than through the general teaching of the Bible? Edward Fudge, noted Christian author and Bible scholar, has asked that question for more than half a century. In his own walk with the Lord, he has discovered a number of very specific--"secrets of God's guidance." His story will encourage you to seek--and discover--God's guidance for your own life. For nothing on earth is sweeter than "the sound of His voice."
Fudge's story will have great value for all believers of God's Word. But it will be of greater interest to those coming from a background with Churches of Christ and Independent Christian Churches. I know I identify with his life because it is so similar to mine. This splendid book cleared up many things for me and answered numerous questions that I had entertained for years. Vickie in Oklahoma said,"I feel as if I had just received a precious, intimate letter from a dear friend! Thank you for putting this down on paper for me to read and savor and share!" Bruce in Ohio wrote, "I read it straight through in an evening and my wife finished it that same night. It is a deeply moving work."
SURPRISED BY THE VOICE OF VOICE By Jack Deere
Jack Deere knew that once the Bible was complete, God had nothing left to say. That is, until he searched the Bible deeply enough to let it search him. What he found revolutionized his Christian walk...and it can transform yours as well.
Wayne Grudem is a Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and a popular Bible teacher at the church I attend every week. In commenting on Deere's book, Grudem said, "An excellent book--biblical, practical, entertaining, and wise. Jack Deere does not give us some special technique for hearing God's voice; instead, he tells us how to develop a relationship with a Person and how to know his voice in that relationship. This book will help both young Christians and mature saints in their daily walk with God."
HEARING GOD By Dallas Willard
Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline said, "The best book on divine guidance I have ever read. I recommend it highly." Bill Hybels, author of Too Busy Not to Pray, wrote, "Few books have challenged me like this one. I would urge every serious-minded Christian to read it...at your own risk." I strongly agree with both these men and recommend this book.
TWO MORE BOOKS ON THIS SUBJECT I WILL BE REVIEWING IN A FEW DAYS:
LET GOD TALK TO YOU: When You Hear Him You Will Never Be The Same by Becky Tirabassi
YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS By Bruce Wilkinson