This fall for our men’s mid-week study we will be “looking at God.”Â The series is entitled, Seeing God through the eyes of His people: A narrative study of the character and attributes of God”
Rather than listing God’s attributes and finding all that places in Scripture they are address or quoting from those who have study God’s attributes.Â We will look at a series of narrative passages (and a few Psalms) to see how God revealed Himself and how people responded (right or wrong).Â The goal is to have a fresh, personal understanding of God.
I am convince that if our theology of God is correct then much of the rest of our belief system will fall in line. If our starting point is not accurate we easily veer off.
While the study I’m preparing is not the study of someone’s book, there are a number of very helpful book.
(My approach and recommendation is: We study scripture in order to grow and teach and read book as supplements.)
On my, “I need to read” list:
D.A. Carson, For the Love of God (Vol 1 and 2) and The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God.
A few resources as supplements to your own study of God.
Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
(read it online here)
The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul (1st published in 1984 or 1985, revised and expanded in 1998) You can watch the entire teaching series free online, click the image.Â (I re-listened to this book back in May on a drive to Chicago–excellent)
The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, John Frame (definitely not lite reading, but helpful in my own development)