Monday, February 28, 2011

A Conversation With God

Imagine yourself in a casual setting with friends as you discuss topics of great importance. This is the scene I thought of as I was reading this remarkable book by Alton Gansky. This book goes beyond the typical questions asked & answered in a straight-forward manner to a more conversational style. We have probably all been asked the question: "Who would you choose if you could invite anyone you wanted to a dinner party?" This guest list is incredible! All of the people who answer the questions in this book are people we know from our Bibles. The questions asked are given from the viewpoint of people such as God, Jesus, Paul, Micah, Moses, Job, etc.

Divided into 10 different sections with headings such as God, Christian Living, and The Future, this makes it simple for each person to focus on the questions that are most important in their own viewpoint. There are a total of 53 questions, including: "God, who are You? What are You?", "How do we know if we are saved?", "Why should we pray?", and "What should our political role be?" While some questions can be found in all Q & A books, there were some I had not seen addressed before.

The conversational style, and thought put into answering these questions made me feel that I was among friends who loved me and wanted to let me know how much I mean to them. It was a wonderful reminder that God does want to have a relationship with me and loves to hear from me. The notes section of the book are filled with Scriptural references to further reinforce the answers given. While I did race through this initial reading due to my fascination with each topic, I plan to do a more leisurely study that incorporates these Scriptures. I highly recommend this book!

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