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Gripped by the Greatness of God Paperback – August 1, 2005
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So often, our problems and difficulties overwhelm us because our view of God is so small. By seeing the Lord as He truly is, we are RESIZED and our perspective is changed.
This book goes through the text carefully, but in a way that any person can follow. It definately follows Pastor James' writing style... think A.W. Tozer meets ESPN SportsCenter.
Author MacDonald writes, "God is not safe, and He will not be squeezed into some neat, respectable Sunday discussion. God in a box-with a little package of hot sauce and a toy surprise. No. To know God at all is to watch Him explode any box we put Him in with His terror, majesty, and indescribable wonder." And that terror, (not a word that is commonly or sadly used in Christian circles today), that majesty and indescribable wonder is just what author MacDonald wants us to be "gripped" by as a result of reading in the book of Isaiah as well as his book.
Pastor MacDonald breaks the book down in to six chapters, each one relating in some way to the indescribable awesomeness and glory of God. For example in the first chapter he writes about being "Gripped by the Holiness of God." In chapter one of his book he relates the story of the year when King Uzziah died and Isaiah the prophet "Saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of his robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above him and one called out to another...Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory." (Read Isaiah 6:1-7).Read more ›
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One of the best Bible-based studies I've gone thru. Great small group resource.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book for going deeper in your faith. James MacDonald uses the book of Isaiah to explain how we should revere God. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew J. Hufman
This is one of James MacDonalds best books so far. Wonderful use if Isaiah.Published 9 months ago by Vet Sue
Excellent book to help grasp the holiness, glory and "greatness" of God. Awe-inspiring.Published 11 months ago by Brenda m
MacDonald helps us recapture a reverent awe of God and who we are in Him. Great resource!Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book will open your hearts to realize what it means to respect and hallow the name of God, and keep his commandment "thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by doris allen