Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places - eBook
Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places - eBook  -     By: Chad Bird
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781493412815
ISBN-13: 9781493412815

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Most of us are regular people who have good days and bad days. Our lives are radically ordinary and unexciting. That means they're the kind of lives God gets excited about. While the world worships beauty and power and wealth, God hides his glory in the simple, the mundane, the foolish, working in unawesome people, things, and places.

In our day of celebrity worship and online posturing, this is a refreshing, even transformative way of understanding God and our place in his creation. It urges us to treasure a life of simplicity, to love those whom the world passes by, to work for God's glory rather than our own. And it demonstrates that God has always been the Lord of the cross--a Savior who hides his grace in unattractive, inglorious places.

Your God Is Too Glorious reminds readers that while a quiet life may look unimpressive to the world, it's the regular, everyday people that God tends to use to do his most important work.

Author Bio

Chad Bird has served as a pastor in the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, as assistant professor of Hebrew and exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and as a guest lecturer at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia. He has contributed articles to the Lutheran Witness, Gottesdienst, Concordia Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Modern Reformation, Concordia Pulpit Resources, Logia, Higher Things, and The Federalist. He is the author of The Infant Priest, Christ Alone, and Night Driving. In addition to hosting chadbird.com, he is a regular contributor to christholdfast.org and 1517legacy.com. He lives in Texas.

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  1. Deuce Skunks
    Springfield, MO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Find God In The Lowest Parts Of Your Daily Grind
    February 12, 2018
    Deuce Skunks
    Springfield, MO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Your God Is Too Glorious.
    Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God In The Most Unexpected Places by Chad Bird is a combination of Biblical and personal stories that illustrate and remind us that God is more often found in the humble and the lowly witness than sitting on the royal throne.

    So often we get caught up in our daily grind and we seem to forget that God is right there next to us, plugging along with us, keeping us company and helping us with the day-to-day business of our very livelihood. Chad reminds us that God isn't waiting to shower us with blessings when we do well, get something right, or have a major epiphany. Instead, God is covered in the dirt and grime of our daily affairs, helping us get through all the little things to get from one day to the next.

    Relating stories that he's encountered throughout his own journey, Chad shows us how to find God in the lowest and seemingly Godforsaken places, as well as through the hearts and actions of the unnamed saints of this world.

    For anyone who's grown weary of the perfect church and the image of an ideal Christian, or for those who feel covered in the grime of daily life, Your God Is Too Glorious is a refreshing reminder that God doesn't just sit around waiting for us to get clean enough to be His witnesses - instead, He gets down in the mud and dirt with us and helps us to keep our heads above water. 4/5 stars.

    *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from Baker Books for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*
  2. daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Eh
    February 2, 2018
    daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    This review was written for Your God Is Too Glorious.
    The cover on this book is so delightful that I couldn't help but select it for reading. But in addition, the idea of "finding God in the most unexpected places" leaned me into finding out more about what Chad Bird had to say.

    The first chapter I began and was interested in what he had to say, although I did catch myself flipping the pages ahead. But then I moved to the second chapter and started to lose interest. The very first chapter I thought the description was about a female. I admit, I failed to pay attention to the name of the author at this point. I appreciated his attempt in drawing us near and helping us understand that sometimes living a quiet life is more important that attaining life's goals. But beyond that, I admit, I lost what he was talking about.

    Skimming ahead I came upon three sisters who got their father drunk and then had sex with him. At this point, I'm wondering, I need to reread and try and figure out why on earth this part of Biblical history was necessary.

    But to be honest, no matter how many times I reread sentences, paragraphs, chapters, the book failed to talk to me. The writing was very pretty, but failed to connect me to the book.

    I received this complimentary book from Baker Books Publishers. All opinions are my own.
  3. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    God working in the inglorious
    January 17, 2018
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Your God Is Too Glorious.
    Do we sometimes make God too holy, too other, too glorious to see Him as part of our daily life? Do we want to have a famous ministry when God just wants us to love the elderly lady next door? Do we want to see a great vision from the Lord when He just wants to speak to us through the child we meet on the street?

    Bird gives Christians much to think about. He writes, "This book is a call for a sweeping reorientation of our understanding of how God is at work in our lives..." (Loc 77/2396) He gives plenty of examples of God working in inglorious ways, from his own life, the lives of others, and characters in the Bible.

    This is a good book for Christians who think God could not possibly use them. Maybe you had your life all figured out and it is not working out at all the way you planned. Perhaps your life has imploded. Bird's did because of his infidelity. He went from professor to truck driver. He shares how he rebelled against God for a time but then came back to be used by Him in an entirely different way. Bird is an example that God will use the weak and the foolish, the down and out, to accomplish His will.

    In the end, Bird reminds readers that "God works in our lives by working under cover." (Loc 2189/2396) This book will encourage you to become more aware of God working in your life and the lives of others, perhaps where you least expect it.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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