Item description for Knowing the Face of God: Deepening Your Personal Relationship with God by Tim Stafford...
YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT GOD. BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW HIM?
Most Christians know a lot about God and having a personal relationship with Him is something we all talk about. But does what we say honestly reflect our experience? Do we really know God in a personal way?
We get to know people by seeing them from many different angles. The same is true for knowing God. Frustration often comes when spiritual programs emphasize only one avenue to God: a particular Bible study, a method of prayer, or a form of corporate worship. "We must not portray knowing God as too difficult or complicated," Tim Stafford warns. "It is not. He is very near-because He wants to be near."
By examining the different ways we come to know the people in our lives, Knowing the Face of God shows that God can be known and, more importantly, wants to be known. You'll be encouraged to be honest enough to pursue a truly personal relationship with God. And it will give you the hope that while God cannot be seen now, we can know and love Him-and that the day is coming when we will see Him face to face.
"This book should be around for many years and should be read many times."-Philip Yancey
"This is the type of literature that the church desperately needs."-R.C. Sproul
"Tim Stafford is one of the brightest and freshest writers on the Christian scene."-Charles W. Colson
"A fine blend of sound theology, personal insight, and lucid writing."-Harold L. Myra
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Life With God is Relationship Feb 20, 2002
When I first found this book many years ago, I was looking for a quick fix. This book disappointed me. But it didn't disappoint me without good reason. There are no quick fixes. There are no distinct steps to follow or techniques to employ that will provide a roadmap to relationship.
And that relationship is what Stafford is trying to demonstrate. Once I realized that, I discovered that this book has more to say on living with God than most others I have seen. No techniques, but rather honest appraisals of how to build intimacy with God, an intimacy that is similar to, but yet must be different from those with human beings. It is a vulnerable book. Stafford must take off some of his masks to tell his journey, and the reader must take off his or her masks to embrace the full scope of the text and live life with God.
It is a book I have read several times, and each time, I am humbled by the task set before me - to know the infinite God. But I am also overjoyed by the reward - to know the infinite God.
The most honest book about Christianity I've read Nov 26, 1998
I found the first edition of this book on sale at a Christian bookstore and bought it on a whim. I've reread it three or four times, and each time I am impressed. No other book deals as honestly and as in depth with the subject of having a personal relationship with God. I'm not sure why the editors switched Parts I and II for the second edition--I thought the original sequence was perfect. If I could only read one Christian book besides the Bible, this would be it.