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New Leaf Publishing: Questions God Asks by Israel Wayne #grow4christ #bookreview

on July 15, 2014

About the Book:

UNDERSTANDING THE OMNIPOTENT GOD… WHO ASKS QUESTIONS OF US

Why would God ask anyone a question? We ask questions when we don’t understand. Yet, the Creator of the universe who spoke all that we see into being asks questions. Unimaginable power and wisdom are already His. As strange as it may seem to us, the Bible is filled with questions God asks. He is not the one who needs answers – these questions help us to understand both God and ourselves.

Delve into the answers found by Job, Adam, Cain, Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and others
Examine our fundamental assumptions about God, human nature, relationships, origins, and purpose
Learn about godly character and God’s transforming message

Find a powerful supplement for family worship, Bible study, and personal devotions in the Questions God Asks. Stop demanding answers from God and begin answering the questions He asks of us.

 

You can purchase at Master Books, a division of New Leaf  Publishing Group for $9.99.

 

 

About the author:

Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Israel has written a regular column for the Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Revival Quarterly magazines and is the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. He is a homeschool father of seven and his newest title, The Questions God Asks, is due out Spring 2014.

 

You can learn more about Israel and his ministry at his website, Family Renewal and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

My Opinion:

 

We ask God questions all the time, questions such as “why did so and so have to die”, “why did my house burn down”, or “why can’t I have more children” and on and on – but what if, as Israel Wayne, has done, God could question us?  What would His questions be?  Most of us are probably thinking, I don’t want to know what questions God would ask because then I’d be expected to give an answer!  Yep, coming up with an answer to God’s questions can be a scary prospect indeed.  Some may also be thinking, well how in the world can Israel Wayne think of things that God could ask, isn’t that like him playing God?  No, no it isn’t – because he isn’t answering for him and the questions that are discussed in the books are questions like Where Were You, Where is Your Brother, What Are You Doing Here, Is My Hand Too Short and more, there are in fact 19 chapters dealing with questions that God could technically ask us and then Israel goes on to give a topic such as Where Were You is Origins-Job and then Scripture to back up what he is going to begin to expound upon.

 

This book is a relatively fast read,  however I do urge you to take your time as you read and really think about what you’re reading – because most of the chapters have some hard hitting Scriptural back up and may even make one squirm in their chair – think of it as the Holy Spirit is convicting you.  That being said I’m in no way elevating the author, nor is he, taking his word over the Word of God – no in fact there is so much Scripture that if you’re familiar with the Bible some of it will be rote to you – other times it’s Scripture with a dose of real life interpretation.  As with anything from man, make sure to search over the Scripture and pray over what you’re reading, so that no matter who it’s from or what it’s about, you will not be lead astray.  I think my most favorite chapter is the fourth which is the one titled Where is Your Brother which is sub-headed with Relationships-Cain, I think the am I my brother’s keeper quotes to be one of the most mis-quoted Bible reference – up there with the whole don’t judge thing.

 

Having been dealing with family stuff lately I think that is why this one is so hard hitting for me and I like the quote, “We must, of course, recognize that we can’t control or be responsible for the actions of others.  We can direct our own thoughts and actions, however, to ensure that they reflect the heart and character of our Savior.” (location 316 of 1502; Kindle e-book)  This isn’t even about me, but also in how my children treat their siblings, and also how we treat others in the public – whether they are Brothers and Sisters in Christ or not, we should always be representing our Savior.  Even though I say chapter four is one of my favorites, if you open up the book on my Fire you’ll see many highlighted areas because all of Questions God Asks had something to do with me, with my life, and how I respond to God and glorify Him – I know I’ll be re-reading this book from time to time.

 

 

To see what other bloggers thought please visit the New Leaf Publishing Group’s blog.

 

(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

 

 

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