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Discovering the God Who Is: His Character and Being. His Power and Personality Hardcover – February 1, 2008

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 “I know that life changes. We decay. We hurt. We die. Nothing in this life is for sure. That’s why you and I need a God who is bigger than life, certainly One who is bigger than death. We need a God who cannot be slain, a God who cannot die. Magic won’t do. Myths won’t work either. This God must be real. God must be personal, too. We must be able to talk to Him as well as about Him. We need to know His character. That is the purpose of this book. I want to grapple with the majestic character of God. I want to climb the ladder of abstract concepts, but then quickly scurry back down to earth where we live. Where the creeds help we will look at them. More than anything else, we will listen to the Word as we seek to hear God tell us something about Himself. How did He answer Moses, Job, Paul? How does He answer us?”—R. C. Sproul

About the Author

DR. R.C. SPROUL  is a respected teacher, theologian, pastor and is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an organization that provides biblical and theological training for laypeople. He is serving as director of Serve International and as the senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. Sproul has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminars, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida and Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The author of many books, including the award-winning The Holiness of God, he also hosts the international radio broadcast “Renewing Your Mind,” heard in more than 40 countries.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Regal (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830745270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830745272
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,328,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Fla. He is also co-pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. He can be heard on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and around the world, and on RefNet Internet radio. Dr. Sproul has contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, has spoken at conferences, churches, and schools around the world, and has written more than ninety books, including The Holiness of God, Faith Alone, and Everyone's a Theologian. He also serves as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. David P. Craig on July 5, 2013
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One of the highlights of my life as a follower of Christ has been learning from the teaching and writing ministry of Dr. R.C. Sproul. R.C. has an amazing ability to make complex truths simple and comprehensible. The first book that R.C. Sproul wrote on the character and nature of God was entitled "The Holiness of God." I think that book and J.I. Packer's "Knowing God" and A.W. Tozer's "The Knowledge of the Holy" were the three best practical books on the character and nature of God in the twentieth century. "Discovering The God Who Is" is a reprint of Sproul's second book on the character and nature of God originally entitled "One Holy Passion."

In my opinion it is the finest book on the major attributes of God ever written for a general Christian audience. There is simply no grandeur theme in life than that of Theology Proper (the study of God). Sproul takes 12 attributes of God including His omnipotence, self-existence, omnipresence, omniscience - and 8 others - and gives penetrating insight and practical applications concerning each one. R.C. does a masterful job of heightening, illuminating, and glorifying our understanding of God. He has the ability to write with penetrating insight and skillfully stretch one's thinking on the greatness of God, without delving into the abstract or obscure. He keeps you on the edge of your seat as you read about our amazing relational and yet totally transcendent God.

If you have never read a book on God's attributes before this is a wonderful place to start. However, even if you've read Charnock's massive treatise on the "Attributes of God" you will still be instructed and encouraged by Sproul's practical theology. I have read this book several times over the years, and it is one of a few books I come to again and again.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Renee O Pruitt VINE VOICE on April 7, 2008
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Let me say that Sproul is one of my favorite authors. I was very excited about this book. I was a little disappointed.
Maybe the fault was mine for not enjoying it as much as I anticipated. I usually expect his books to be full of his talent to convey deep theological concepts in a way that anyone can understand. This one was a bit basic on the concepts of who God is. I did learn a few things which makes it worth 4 stars. I think I was expecting it to be on the level of "Knowing God" by Packer and it just didn't meet my expectations. Perhaps Sproul meant for it to be about the fundamentals of who God is instead of his usual deep concepts.
In the end I'm glad I read it. It just missed the mark for me.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Reader on January 15, 2009
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When reading this book my mind was open even more to the greatness of the Creator and even with all the ugliness in the world there is still much beauty.

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By Robert E. Turner on August 29, 2015
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Why refresher? Sometimes we (meaning I) can lose sight of God's magnificence and glory. We become religious yet think less of God and more of "doing good". This book helps to bring back the focus for our lives, God Himself.
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