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Friday, September 18, 2015

Divine Applause - Jeff Anderson

Secrets and rewards of walking with an invisible God. Answers the question, How will God make himself known to you? The author has interlaced personal stories and experiences with Biblical insights. The author is known for his approach to discipleship that combines scripture and story.
Page 2 starts right out with, "What child of God wouldn't long for more direct, more personal encounters with his or her father?"
Some would say we already have that in the Bible, and the author does mention Moses, David, John the Baptist, Peter, Enoch and Noah as examples.  I do believe the author is relating the Bible to his experiences, which may not necessarily be the same with everyone.  He has the story of how he met a woman named Mrs. Whythe, and his encounters with her at various times and places, and he admitted that this was out of his comfort zone.  With chapter titles such as God is Interested, The power of choices that please God, and Trading Up, the book is divided into three parts. Seeing differently, Bold steps, and Walking upward. I enjoyed his honest reactions and feelings at times, and just about everyone can relate to being out of their comfort zone at one time or another.
When I first saw the chapter titled,Secrets with God, I was a bit apprehensive, but after reading through i can understand his point that is based on Matthew 6, and Mary in Luke 2:19. He is also right about social media and not everything needs to be a facebook post.
The author has written a previous book called Plastic Donuts about giving. He has had a unique background, being a CPA and a professional black jack player and day trader. In 2010 he began AcceptableGift.org in which he speaks and writes about giving.
Overall, a very readable book and recommended by Dr.. Tony Evans and Dr. Richard Blakaby.
Published by Multnomah publishing, www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
I have been provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this un-biased review.

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