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5 Stars Out Of 5
January 5, 2014
66 Love Letters is a book that explores finding God in each book of the bible. This can be extremely helpful especially in some of the books in the Old Testament. In each chapter the author has a "conversation" with God and with-in these conversations we begin to get a glimmer of God's character and how it relates to that particular book. Now some people might find it hard to wrap their head around the fact that a human is speaking for God, but I found that most of the conversations were really well done and in most case very enlightening.
This is a book that would be hard to sit and read cover to cover. I have found that this book works much better if you read the chapter on which book of the bible you are studying. This is not a commentary or a book on theology, but it is a book that points us in the direction of God and his great love for humanity.
This is a must read for any believer who wants to understand God's Word better. it is a real walk with the Creator. I cant get enough of the book, and want to digest every bit along with Scripture. I am buying several copies at my expense just to give away- in hopes God will speak to many more with a better understanding of the purpose for leaving His word among us>
This is an excellent read. Gives you a whole new perspective on your life in Christ. Can't be read like a novel. I have found that I need to read each chapter at least twice and chew on it a while before proceeding to the next. I highly recommend this book.
"66 Love Letters: A conversation with God that invites you into His story" by Dr. Larry Crabb published by Thomas Nelson
I like what the author said in the introduction, "The Bible is a love story that begins with a divorce. Everything from the third chapter of Genesis through the end of Revelation is the story of a betrayed lover wooing us back into His arms_"
From there the author attempts to figure out what God is trying to say to us in each book of the Bible. I enjoyed many of the authors insights, especially from the minor prophets. eg. In Amos the writer brings out the idea that the book is about â€˜relational sin' which â€˜destroys relationships and eliminates the source of identity and joy.'
In the NT the writer brings out that the word translated â€˜prayer' in the book of Luke means to â€˜wish forward'.
There are a lot of good insights from someone who is not a biblical scholar in this book. I would recommend having it on your nightstand to follow along as you read each of the chapters of the Bible.