(Now, I told you yesterday I was behind on reviews….)
More and more I want to have a GodWard Heart. A heart that truly seeks after Him, that wants to know Him, really know Him for who He is. To know His heart. In that vein I read like a starving man. One of the books I picked up in this journey to knowing, serving and loving the God of the Bible is A GodWard Heart by John Piper.
Normally he is such an academician I can’t keep up. I have to read and re-read the pages several times before I think I might have a grasp on what he is talking about. In this book, A GodWard Heart, Treasuring the God Who Loves You, 50 Meditations For Your Journey, the chapters (50) are short and are written so I can understand them. The message is not at all “dumbed” down.
The chapters are short enough to read in the car when you’re stopped at a red light, or if you live in a town like I do, when you’re stopped for a train. All of them, short as they might be, are in no way short on teaching about our great God. They are full of truth. They point to Jesus, the Jesus of the Word, not the Jesus of our own making. Not Jesus as we want to see Him, but Jesus as He truly is.
If you’re wanting to develop a deep love for the Savior like I am, get this book. Read it. You could make it a new devotional book to read a chapter during your quiet times with Jesus. As a means of encouragement, I’m including a link for you to read the first chapter….http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/SneakPeek_AGodwardHeart.pdf)
I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.