Why am I afraid to read my Bible? He acknowledges and addresses the grittiness of the Christian struggle. The father of two sons, Baker lives on a small farm with his wife, Sue. At the end of each chapter, there were added questions as Food for Thought and A Prayer. Search me, O God and know my anxious thoughts. Baker founded an award-winning business before redirecting his career to write full-time from his small farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Why do I care so much about my reputation? There are not too many gift books like this that I am aware of that actually make you ponder tough questions like: Why do I want Jesus in my life? I especially loved the sections on sin and feeling disconnected and angry. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected. You can read Chapter 1. We begin to twitch when conversations with far-from-God friends veer into ambiguity. Each question in the book will help draw you closer to God and His Word. It is heavily scripture filled, very biblically based. David Baker founded an award-winning business before redirecting his career to write full-time from his small farm in Bucks County , Pennsylvania.
Why can't I overcome sin in my life? But even more subtly, under the surface, our insecurity with secular people shows up in our insistence on certainty in our thinking and discussions. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? She wanted to feel righteous and maybe superior to others. Questions like: Why do I so easily lose self-control? So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? The Scripture is briefly applied to the problem at hand, and some questions for further reflection are provided. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? It could help show that evangelicals are unafraid of tough questions and are honestly, even authentically engaged with faith that is still being formed. Baker uses such questions to probe deeply into our souls, and to ground us firmly in the gospel of God's free grace.
This review book was provided by. I found it interesting, compelling and moving. For me, this book was definitely timely! As Christians, we want to read our Bible but there are times when the Truth contain in the Scriptures we read are hard to hear, hard to receive, and hard to incorporate into our lives. It challenges us to ask the tough questions. He calls these the questions we're not supposed to ask--but if we don't ask them, then what? Search me, O God … and know my anxious thoughts. I must say, there were many sections I would consider favorites, but my select favorites were: Why Am I Afraid to Read My Bible? As the New Year approaches this would be a great way to start off the New Year with some daily devotional reflections that will tickle your taste buds for the first 40 days! We cherish our togetherness; we enjoy learning and growing together as the Lord leads us. Questions give us permission to wonder.
So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some himself? Each reading begins with a story or example which draws us into the problem represented by the question covered in the reading. Even after years of walking with God, Christians will sometimes resort to this behavior. The author is not afraid to ask some of the most challenging questions that are faced in today's society. Note: Please turn off my music playlist at the bottom of this page before starting the video. I enjoyed the real life examples of what people struggling with the question looked like. This would be a great way to start off the New Year! It is almost like it is our default response.
I personally believe God is big enough to handle our questions. Since I am a question-type person, always thinking more than I speak, this book is perfect for me. Some left me wanting more. Failure has been part of his life as well. This would make a great holiday gift to help those who wish to explore their faith in greater depth a great way to start the new year. What is it that youre afraid to ask God? Those in the 18-35 age bracket are checking out of church altogether. I appreciated his emphasis on the centrality of the gospel and his encouragement to focus on Jesus.
Grab a copy of this daily devotional for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Each chapter or slice will give you insight, encouragement and perhaps a renewed sense of worth in your relationship with God. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Get the loaves ready and break bread with your Savior! Chapter Six Loved this one because it gets to the heart of one of the most basic of Christian struggles. He has written eight historical novels, two Christian devotionals, and a children's book published variously in the U. I encourage my kids to ask questions. Read it for the personal challenge or examination, then bring it with you to discuss over coffee with a friend.
This little volume will be a blessing to you. If you're wrestling with anything in your spiritual life, I recommend this book. My Review: I like asking questions. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected. Many of our church communities have led us to believe that certainty and confidence are proof of true spirituality. But one evening she wrestled with an uncomfortable realization.
He is the author of eight books, including six novels, one of which was nominated for a Christy Award. Excerpts Chapter 1 Why do I want Jesus in my life? Too often I demand what I want…My pride drives me…Pride-driven disappointment is what leads to ungodly anger. Come indulge yourself in daily readings with an honest exploration of your secret fears and thoughts, and know that you will always be welcomed in God's unconditional love. Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? You might like to for freebies and updates or for creative ideas. Baker from my review of his previous book, , a book I found very refreshing. There are plenty of books that address the needs of Christians who are content and comfortable in their faith. What is it that you're afraid to ask God? One doesn't expect to be given penetrating and even troubling questions.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Why should someone else say what I can or cannot ask God? Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? Secularism is advancing rapidly in our culture. There are plenty of books that address the needs of Christians who are content and comfortable in their faith. Many circles of Christianity have led us to believe that certainty and confidence are the proof of true spirituality; questions are discouraged. And when he answers us, we will be changed. Each section is only a few pages long and includes thought questions and a prayer. She found herself staring at a picture of Jesus, only to feel resentment instead of love.