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!
See God for Who He Is, Not What You Think He Ought To Be
Anyone who has tried to describe God to someone else, especially an unbeliever, knows that it is easy to find yourself at a loss for words. It seems that this part of our lives, which we claim is central, is often difficult to put into words. But if you know God, shouldn't you be able to describe him? What is he like? How can we put his eternal attributes into words?
Join Chip Ingram in this fascinating study of seven attributes of God: his goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness. Readers will see God in a whole new light and discover that our view of God impacts every decision in our lives. It will change the way we pray, the way we live, and the way we think about the world around us.
God longs for us to know him as he really is. Get ready to meet God again for the first time.
Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of many books, including Culture Shock, The Real Heaven, The Invisible War, and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and nine grandchildren and live in 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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