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Do I Know God?: Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship Paperback – April 14, 2009
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–From the foreword by Billy Graham
“To know that you know God and God knows you is life’s greatest source of peace, joy, and strength for the journey. Tullian takes strugglers by the hand and leads them with sure steps towards this certainty. Here is a book to be trusted and treasured.”
–J.I. Packer, author of Knowing God
“With wisdom, grace, and transparency, Tullian helps clear the sometimes uncertain path of knowing and following after God. I am thrilled to endorse this thoughtful work and trust you will find it equally engaging and helpful.”
–Ravi Zacharias, author of Can Man Live Without God
“Warm, fresh, and helpful, Tullian’s insightful answer to the question ‘Do I know God?’ will be a guide and an encouragement to many.”
–Os Guinness, author of The Call
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A graduate of Columbia International University (philosophy) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div.), Tullian is a best-selling author, having written six books, the most recent, One Way Love - God's Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World was released in October 2013. Other titles include, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, October 2012 (an ECPA finalist for Book of the Year) and Jesus + Nothing = Everything,(October 2011) which won Christianity Today's book of the year in 2012.
Tullian travels extensively, speaking at conferences, churches, and colleges around the country and is also the founder of LIBERATE--a resource ministry that seeks to "connect God's inexhaustible grace to an exhausted world" through an annual conference, a website, and a wide range of other media outlets including a daily radio program on Moody Radio called LIBERATE. As a respected pastor, author, and speaker, Tullian is singularly and passionately devoted to seeing people set free by the amazing power of God's grace.
When he is not reading, studying, preaching, or writing, Tullian enjoys being with people and relaxing with his wife, Kim, and their three children--Gabe, Nate, and Genna. He loves the beach, loves to exercise, and when he has time, he loves to surf.
Top Customer Reviews
God wants us to know Him and not only that, He wants us to know that we know Him. He wants us to be able to find certainty in this most important relationship. This certainty, the certainty that allows us to have confidence that we are saved and that God loves and will preserve us, is the subject of Do I Know God? by Tullian Tchividjian. Though not a household name, his full name provides some important context: William Graham Tullian Tchividjian is the grandson of Ruth and Billy Graham. As a young man he rebelled and ran from the faith, but was radically saved in 1993 and has since entered the pastoral ministry having first graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. In 2003 he founded New City Presbyterian Church in Florida where he serves as pastor.
Tchividjian wrote this book to show that we can have assurance of our salvation and to teach the reader how we can have this kind of certainty. "The Bible makes it clear that if you're confused about which group [those who know God and those who don't] you belong to, you don't have to remain confused.Read more ›
But the best and most helpful chapter in the book is probably chapter 10 - "Knowing God in the dark night." It's all about those 'dry' seasons where we just don't feel His presence (and sometimes begin to wonder if we really know Him). Tullian makes the great pt that if you ache for His presence, that's an evidence that we DO have a relationship with Him.
overall great book for anyone struggling with assurance. I wasn't even struggling with assurance when I picked it up and it still helped tremendously. Praise be to God for His saving and assuring Grace.
Hopefully many of those that answer that question with an emphatic affirmative will read the book. The presentation is interesting; relying on personal anecdotes making the profound exposition most readable. The footnoted quotations, supporting the logical progression of Tullian's ideas will be invaluable to those asked by others for help with this question.
The strong endorsements of J.I. Packer, Ravi Zacharias, Os Guiness, and Tullian's grandfather, Billy Graham commend this book to all of us that care about our personal answer to the Title question.
Writing in a clear and simple manner, Tchividjian proceeds to explain the concept of salvation in a way that even one with little prior understanding of the Christian faith can understand. He manages to do this, however, in a way that doesn't insult the intelligence of his readers, no matter their level of spiritual maturity.
While identifying what an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ looks like, Tchividjian ensures that his readers understand the difference between knowing about God and truly knowing God. To do this, Tchividjian briefly talks about his own life experience. Though he was raised in a Christian home by godly parents, attended a Christian school and frequented church, Tchividjian never knew God as a child. This lack of a relationship, he explains, led to his rebellion as a teenager. Tchividjian writes:
"By the age of sixteen, I had dropped out of high school, managed to get myself kicked out of the house (the police literally escorted me from my parents' property), and set off party hopping across South Florida. At the time, of course, I was very pleased with my achievements. Freed from the constraints of teachers and parents, I pursued pleasure harder than most my age, trying desperately to "find myself" through promiscuity, drugs and alcohol.Read more ›
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Got a little into it, and realized it was not accurate to the Bible.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
You can truly know that you know God. I've enjoyed the first part oft the book and have been answering some of the questions in our online Bible study.Published 7 months ago by Patricia A. Arteaga
This is a really good book. Tullian has the right scripture's to go with the point he is making and I feel God has led him to write this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Peters
Tullian Tchividjian’s book, "Do I know God," is a basic text for Christianity 101. My sister’s pastor recommended that everyone in his church read this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Lou's Reviews