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Overview When considering what it means to know God, many Christians instinctively turn to the life of Moses. Moses was a man who knew God in a deeply personal way, and the book of Exodus is a good place to start for anyone yearning to know God better. Forty Days on the Mountain is a collection of meditations on how God revealed himself to Moses and how Moses responded and related to Almighty God. These readings are brief but profound and can be read in forty consecutive days or spread out to allow more time for reflection. Each reading is more than a casual "thought for the day"; each is one component in this close examination of what it is to know God. Themes include the necessity of obeying God, the ugliness of sin, the power of bold intercessory prayer, and God's eternal glory.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.45" Width: 5.71" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1581348479 ISBN13 9781581348477
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More About Stephen E. Smallman
Stephen E. Smallman was in pastoral ministry for forty years. He now serves with CityNet Ministries of Philadelphia and as adjunct faculty for Covenant and Westminster Theological seminaries. While a pastor in the Washington, D.C., area (1967-1996), he taught seminars for Prison Fellowship. Smallman lives in Dresher, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Sandy. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.
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Really good walk Jun 24, 2008
Smallman hits the nail on the head with this one. With my schedule it was still easy to keep up with the stronge message the goes with the reading of the book and Bible at the same sitting.
"One small step at a time" Sep 17, 2007
The author, in his introduction, writes that in this devotional he has tried "to walk deliberately through a very profound topic- the knowledge of God - one small step at a time". I think he has done a wonderful job. Steve Smallman takes his readers down a well-known path, like a skilled guide. Each day's meditation is rich with insights into God's character, and His relationship with Moses and the Israelites. In the past I often looked at the God of the Old Testament as distant and stern, a God of "do's and don'ts"; but from the very first pages this book revealed a surprisingly personal God who's relationship with Moses was deep and touching. It was amazing to see how the Israelites walked through the desert with God's presence right in their midst. As I read this devotional, God's face came into much better focus, and I came to see that God's grace is as much a part of the Old Testament story as it is a part of the gospel and the New Testament. Also, as I read about the idols with which the Israelites struggled, the author's insights challenged me to examine the idols of my own heart. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a devotional that is rich in content and personally meaningful.
Great Devotional for a Small Group Sep 6, 2007
Smallman's Forty Days is probably the best resource I have used for a small group Bible study (although it of course can be used as an individual devotional). In a study of the Exodus chapters of the Israelites leaving Egypt, Smallman does an excellent job of focusing on two characteristics of God in particular that we don't normally associate with the Old Testament: God's grace and presence. We usually think of these as "New Testament attributes" of God. Smallman shows how God's grace is no less revealed in his relationship with the Israelites, and that his presence is distinct in the Exodus story as one foreshadowing to his presence and Spirit dwelling within us today. Smallman's study of Moses and his passion to know the Lord's grace and presence spurs us on to deepen our own passion to pursue a more intimate relationship with Jesus. -- Libby Conrad