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Friday, February 12, 2010

Magnificent Obsession by Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz is one of my favorite authors. She is a rare and beautiful find in today's Christian culture. Most Christian authors would tell you that they are writing books that point to Jesus, but most of them are a type of self-help Christianity. If all we learn is that the Bible is about us and how we live, we have nothing to offer others. Anne gives us a beautiful glimpse at Jesus in the life of Abraham. I could tell you a million comments on each section of this book, but I just want you to know that I loved it. I want you to read it. I have seen the glory of a father willing to sacrifice his own son. I have drunk deep as I watched the father send his servant to carefully select a bride for his son. I love seeing the rich beautiful tale of Jesus Christ and the lengths he goes to in order to protect the bride and get her to the son wrapped so intricately in the pages of Genesis. Beloved bride, fall into this poetic tale and live it out.

"There is, in the end, only two ways to read the Bible: is it basically about me or is it about Jesus? In other words, is it basically about what I must do, or basically about what He has done? If I read David & Goliath as basically giving me an example; then the story is really about me. I must summon up the faith and courage to fight against the giants in my life. But if I read David and Goliath as basically showing me salvation through Jesus, then the story is really about Him. Until I see that Jesus fought the real giants (sin, law, death) for me, I will never have the courage to be able to fight the ordinary giants in life (suffering, disappointment, failure, criticism, hardship).” -Tim Keller

† Congratulations, Mistie Poor!
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1 comment:

The Pursuit of Christ said...

Thank you so much for speaking truth sister, sometimes he just cuts to the heart of the matter. It is really not all about us, and all about HIM.