As the daughter of a pastor who accepted Jesus when she was four years old, Naomi Fata knew just about all she could about Christianity growing up. But as an adult she struggled to find God's presence, instead He often felt distant. In Beyond Head Knowledge, Naomi shares her story as a young woman grasping the promises of Jeremiah 29:13-14, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Do you desire close fellowship with God but don't sense His presence? Have you ever questioned the reality of the Christian faith, wondering why you don't have the joy and peace promised in Scripture? As the daughter of a pastor and saved since age four, Naomi longs to follow God, but He seems distant and far away. Though she practices the disciplines of the Christian faith Bible reading, prayer, and Scripture memory these do not satisfy her thirst to know God. Beyond Head Knowledge is the true story of a young woman grasping the promise of Jeremiah 29:13 14, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart," and the discoveries of her heart she made along the way. To seek. To find. To know God.
This book will absolutely change your perspective regarding what it means to know Christ and to walk with Him! As an autobiography, the author shares in a powerful and transparent way her personal journal from having only intellectual faith and Bible knowledge to developing a real, personal, growing relationship with God. In the pages of this book, she raises questions that many of us in the church often think about privately but are often hesitant to talk about. She also shows usthrough her experiences and through the Scriptures--the life changing answers to those questions. The message of this book is a clarion call to believers to move past an intellectual, duty-based relationship with God to one of total trust, dependence, and intimate fellowship with Him. - Thaddeus Dragula, lead pastor, First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck, NY
Naomi Fata lives in Red Hook, New York, with her husband Tony and two children. Currently she is a volunteer for Alight Center Inc. (a pregnancy resource center), co-teaches 5th6th grade Sunday school with her husband, and operates her home-based sewing business. She is also administrator and blogger for www.christianresourceministry.com.