Ok, you have to read this book! Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller. It’s great. I’m a little over halfway through it. Kind of a psychological explanation of the gospel. Taking it from formulas to something that can connect with your heart. It takes a look at people and our motives, and how God fits into the mix. It’s really kicking my tail about what I try to grasp for in life in my quest to find value. Really, you need to read this book. You’ll like it. Here is one quote:
“I began to slowly realize that the God of the Bible, not the God of formulas and bullet points that some have turned the Bible into, but the God of the actual Bible, the old one before we learned to read it like a self-help book, had a great deal to say to me. What I mean by this is the God of the Bible, for that matter the Bible itself, started making sense of my deepest emotions, quirks, and sense of brokeness.”
I could list a whole bunch more, but it’s a borrowed book, so I haven’t been marking in it. I think that quote stuck out to me, because it’s what this book is about – realizing that God can make sense of everything going on inside of us, and isn’t that a great thing to realize. That God can identify with all of that internal stuff!?