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God: As He Longs for You to See Him

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See God for Who He Is, Not What You Think He Ought To Be

Anyone who has tried to describe God to someone else, especially an unbeliever, knows that it is easy to find yourself at a loss for words. It seems that this part of our lives, which we claim is central, is often difficult to put into words. But if you know God, shouldn't you be able to describe him? What is he like?
Paperback, 246 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Baker Books (first published July 28th 2004)
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Josh Wilson
Apr 06, 2013 Josh Wilson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Chip Ingram leans heavily on other authors in his devotionally oriented introduction to Theology Proper, God: As He Longs for You to See Him. Ingram begins with a person anecdote in which he describes his introduction to Tozer’s book Knowledge of the Holy while on a mission trip. With glowing praise, Ingram describes the impact the book had on his life and makes the argument that and individual’s worldview is shaped by their understanding of God.
Jan 19, 2013 Elenareads marked it as to-read
I've added this to my devotional time and find that it is best used that way rather than a straight read. The book offers a lot of opportunities to dig into the word and pray and to meditate for days on concepts such as wisdom and love. Very good book!
Jessica Furlong
Jan 12, 2013 Jessica Furlong rated it it was amazing
Great book for those who want to know God more intimately.
John Bechtold
Chip Ingram provides a good study of several different aspects of God. He expounds on some of the lessons he learned from AW Tozer.

His goal is to get our knowledge of God to move from our head into our hearts.

It was a good book to read together with a group of friends and discuss.
Apr 07, 2016 Janet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faith
I've given this book away to many people. It cherry-picks from A. W. Tozer's book "The Knowledge of the Holy" and expands on how these attributes of God changed Chip Ingram's life. After you finish it, you may want to pick up Tozer's book to really make you think.
I thought this was a very interesting book. This is a good book for new christians, seekers & those wanting to familiarize themselves with Chip Ingram. The book really started off good for me but, somehow I was looking for a little more sustenance. If I were a newer Christian it would be very engaging. Mr. Ingram keeps it light & easy. I wanted more depth. He is a great writer and the book was very easy to get into. This book could be a great starter for discussion groups. If you are see ...more
Nov 19, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
Actually -- although my "books list" does not show it, I started this book in September with a group of women from my church. It's a great study and we had wonderful discussion around the table. It doesn't cover all the attributes of God. (Could any book do that?! He's incomprehensible!) But I am encouraged by this study to look for His attributes every day and to give God glory in the presence of others for who He is in my life.
Sarah Webber
Nov 10, 2015 Sarah Webber rated it liked it
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This is an excellent book for a group Bible study and necessarily written to the level of everyone. But I was impressed by how Ingram explained complex concepts succinctly and even if his personal examples seemed cliche, they were still effective. Lots of good stuff here, especially for group discussions.
Nov 22, 2015 Rick rated it liked it
This one just didn't scratch where I itch. Its hard to give 2 stars to a book on getting a better view of God, but I almost did. A bit too formulaic. He often quoted Tozer [Knowledge of the Holy] and Packer [Knowing God]. Either make for much stronger reading than this one.
Aug 07, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic book for new to old Christians. I highly recommend it. The only reason I gave it four stars is because it could drag on occasion. But the spiritual growth I gained was greatly worth it.
Aug 17, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! Whether you've known God for a long time or are just curious about Him, this book will open your eyes to the goodness and powerfulness of our amazing Creator!
Stephanie Blake
Oct 13, 2011 Stephanie Blake rated it it was amazing
I am still reading this book, but love it. He liberally quotes from A. W. Tozer and J. I. Packer who also wrote great books on the attributes of God.
Aug 07, 2008 Dan rated it really liked it
Very simple read and a great outline of some specific attributes of God. It's not super in-depth, but a great overview of who God is.
May 22, 2014 Audrey rated it really liked it
My 2nd read (1st read in 2008). This book really helped me understand my longing for God and how to enter into deeper intimacy with Him.
May 14, 2010 Randy rated it liked it
A pretty well done book overall. Inspiring and will make you think.
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Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over twenty-five years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of twelve books, including Overcoming Emotions that Destroy; God: As He Longs ...more
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“The goodness of God is that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward men. He is tenderhearted and of quick sympathy, and His unfailing attitude toward all moral beings is open, frank, and friendly. By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes total pleasure in the happiness of His people.1” 0 likes
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