I have read a lot of books on faith in my day, but none of them have come even remotely close to Beth Moore’s book Believing God. This is an outstanding book on what it looks like to truly walk by faith in a living God. There is no froth or bubble here; no 10 easy steps to get anything you want from God. What you will find is the kind of knockdown, drag out, wrap your fingers in God’s robe and hang on kind of faith that it takes to survive in this world.
With rich insight, genuine humility, and laugh outloud humor, Beth shares her own journey in developing a genuine walk of faith. Her candor invites us all to step back and take a look at ourselves and realize that none of us has made it just yet. We are all in process and growing. We may stumble many times along the road, but God never gives up and neither should we. Also provided are some very practical tools to help the reader grow in their own faith walk.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to truly understand what it means to believe God. After all, walking by faith is what living in the Reign is all about. Thank you, Miss Beth, for writing a great book to encourage us all.
For the last several months I have been teaching an overview of the Bible from the standpoint of the Kingdom of God in our Adult Sunday School Class at Christian Fellowship Church. As I read it, the Kingdom of God is the overarching theme of Scripture. Everything in the Bible makes the most sense when viewed in this context. It has been an amazing journey for me as I have developed the material for the class.
There have been three books that have been of tremendous benefit to me while preparing the course. I would like to share them with you in the hope that you will add them to your personal library.
The other night my wife and I went to see the recently released movie version of Les Misérables. While I had been looking forward to seeing it, it turned out to be better than I ever imagined. Based on Victor Hugo’s sweeping novel, it is a film of epic proportions that tells a story loaded with Kingdom values.
In his book The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Gospel Revisited (Zondervan, 2011), author Scot McKnight, the Karl A. Olson professor in religious studies at North Park University, provides a much needed challenge to the way we view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.