Ever since the beginnings of humanity, there has always been that wish to be connected to the spiritual leader that could serve as both the example, teaching people how to choose right from wrong, and be the comfort in times of trouble. How many times have you found yourself in dire straits only to find out a prayer can not only offer you the sense of relief but can also be the solution to your problems? While we cannot explain the ways of God’s work, we see the prayer leads us to a positive thought and makes us feel we are closer to God, resulting in the desired answer with time.
When we try to feel that connection and understand more about the core of our belief, we need not look further than the book of books, the holy Bible. Just the thought that it served as the daily companion to people for centuries can give us a warming feeling, and the deepening of that connectedness. If you have done your fair share of reading quality books about Christianity and are looking for the one book that would both enrich your library and your life, then you must include How Great is Our God in your reading list.
This book, as a compilation of the best of the best of authors, is so much more than just a mere religious book. It is a collection of the devotional writings of eleven authors: Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, Jerry Bridges, Chuck Colson, Sinclair Ferguson, Andrew Murray, J.I. Packer, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, A.W. Tozer and Dallas Willard. The book is arranged in devotional excerpts from their books, all meticulously sorted from Monday to Friday, and a weekend reading, one page for each day, so you will be in the company of the wise words of the authors and their views and teachings on God throughout the whole year.
You may have heard of or already read some of their books, and How Great is Our God is a combination of the priceless Experiencing God, Trusting God, Loving God, A Heart for God, Waiting on God and Working for God, Knowing God, Desiring God, Pleasing God, The Pursuit of God and Hearing God. With so many notable works in one, the excerpts of the scriptures will give you an insight into the essence of God in our lives. We have to remember to be thankful every day and not rely on God only when we need His help but also to include saying a prayer of gratitude and adoration because there are people who are not as lucky to have half the things we have, and most of the things they are praying for we take for granted.
You will be able to stay on the right path, having this book lead you through the days and you may even create your own journal with favourite quotes and lessons. “In order to trust God, we must view our adverse circumstances through the eyes of faith, not of sense.” is just one of the many wise points of view in this book that you can use to inspire you to never doubt your faith.