I really loved reading this book. I usually want a little more depth than is generally found in many devotionals, and was kind of expecting this book to be a little more 'devotionally' oriented, but I was in for a surprise...while it is 'devotional' in the actual sense of the word, it's also very weighty in theological matters.Big God addresses real issues with a scholarly grace, and yet does so without the rigidness of one of those academic journals theologians write to impress each other. The beautiful balance is that in addition to the heavy theology, it also communicates those truths in a down-to-earth and authentic way that I don't always see with scholarly books. And it has lots of Scripture... I'll bet the only book that has more scriptural references is the Bible!! I also love the way Britt references a wide array of theologians. I can sense his view of church unity in the way he pulls from many different ends of the orthodox Christian spectrum.I also noticed that this book (while being mainly about the Hall of Faith) pulls in all of Britt's greatest themes in life: prayer, God's glory, mission, ecclesiology, the kingdom of God, his family, etc. If there are future books in Britt's roster, they will sure to be drawing from the rich themes in this one, just as many of John Piper's books trace back to 'Desiring God.'What I like most is that it captured everything about the preaching pastor that Reality Carpinteria (his church) loves, and yet without exalting him to a pedestal. His true nature comes out of the writings, while Jesus Christ's preeminence shines all the more brightly.As a college pastor, I am happy to recommend this book to my own people.
I absolutely love the book BIG GOD! It's been so cool to read through it and hear the stories of God's faithfulness. One of my favorite things about this book is the absolutely amazing free study guide that you can download here [...]. The Big God website also has some cool videos and more information about the author. I would highly recommend this book to individuals, pastors, ministry leaders...really, pretty much anyone would be blessed by it. I hope you enjoy and are blessed by it as much as I have been. :)