God is often described as all-knowing, all-living, and all-powerful. But are there other traits sometimes overlooked? What is God really like? Can you put his eternal attributes into words? Ingram's challenging but accessible study examines seven of God's major attributes: goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness. You'll see God in a whole new light, changing the way you pray, the way you live, and the way you think about the world around you!
God is often described as all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful. But are there other traits that we overlook? What is God really like? Can we truly put his eternal attributes into words? And how does the way we describe God affect our relationship with him?
Best-selling author and speaker Chip Ingram helps readers answer these questions and more in this fascinating study of seven attributes of God. With engaging insight, Ingram guides readers through a challenging but accessible study of God's goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness.
Inspiring and perceptive, God: As He Longs for You to See Him may forever change the way readers see their Creator, even as it shows how their view of him influences every decision in their lives.
Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over twenty-five years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of twelve books, including Overcoming Emotions that Destroy; God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, live in San Jose, California.
In this down-to-earth exercise in evangelical theology, Ingram, a radio show
host and CEO of the Atlanta-based organization Walk Through the Bible, makes
the case that understanding the character of God as He reveals Himself is the
most important task facing new Christians and seasoned believers alike. Noting
that his analysis is meant to be devotional and practical rather than
comprehensive, Ingram focuses on seven traits attributed to God: goodness,
sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love and faithfulness. Although Ingram
relies on the work of evangelical heavyweights like C.S. Lewis and A.W. Tozer
to make his points, his primary sources in answering questions about such
conundrums as why God allows suffering or the nature of Christ's sacrificial
atonement for sin are the Old and New Testaments. One caveat: though Ingram's
style is accessible and often engaging, his methodical and rather pedagogical
style may narrow his potential audience to readers comfortable with the
traditional language of conservative apologetics. Suitable for personal or
group study, the end of each chapter on God's attributes includes an
inspirational quotation, a prayer and a devotional anecdote. (Aug.)
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