Thursday, April 21, 2011

Book Review - A Conversation With God by Alton Gansky

A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

If you could ask God any question, what would it be? The author takes an insightful look at those pressing questions in today’s world and uses Bible verses to create a conversation between the Giants of the Bible and the questioner. The book includes a notes section with all of the Bible verses to back up the conversations and makes note of the ones that are straight quoted and the ones that the author has taken some liberty of interpreting. The topics are God, the Bible, the Future, Pain and Suffering, Jesus, the Kingdom of God, Heaven and Hell, Humanity, Christian Living, and Today’s World. Each topic is broken down into 4-8 questions and each question is discussed by more than one of the Bible’s Giants. A summary of these Giants and who they were in the Bible are included in the introduction.

The author does a great job of writing both for the new Christian, the non-Christian, and the Christian that believes that they know it all. I enjoyed the usage of the Bible verses and not only his interpretation of what the Bible says to him. The range of topics really got me thinking about these questions all over again. I had many “ah-ha” moments.

From the questions about God, I found, “To believe that God created everything is to believe in God – and that admission demands a change in the person.”

From the questions about the Bible, I found, “Jesus became the new contract.”

From the questions on the Future, I found, “Paul said, ‘Let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober.’”

From the questions on Pain and Suffering, I found, “Fairness has nothing to do with death and disaster.”

From the questions on Jesus, I found, “Faith isn’t wishful thinking. It isn’t a leap in the dark. It isn’t belief without facts. Faith is based on what has been revealed to you and what you have experienced.”

From the questions on the Kingdom, I found, “You are not exempt from problems, but faith enables you to face them with confidence that God is there to help you.”

From the questions on Heaven and Hell, I found, “In heaven you will be more than you are, do more than you've done, and be freer than you’ve ever been.”

From the questions on Humanity, I found, “You are greater than your bones, muscles, internal organs, and brain – you have a spiritual element.”

From the questions on Christian Living, I found, “Peace is quiet in the midst of turmoil. It is facing difficulty with a confident and calm spirit.”

If these quotes intrigued you and you would like to read more like these, I suggest that you pick up this book and read it at your leisure. Take your time and ponder these words.

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