Dirk’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Dirk.


Connect the Testa...
Dirk is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 180 of 458)
May 28, 2014 02:10PM

 
ReLaunch: How to ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 187 of 208)
Apr 17, 2014 02:58AM

 
United: Captured ...
Dirk is currently reading
by Trillia J. Newbell (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 5 of 160)
Apr 17, 2014 02:56AM

 

Dirk's Recent Updates

Dirk finished reading
Black Diamond by Zakes Mda
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk is on page 101 of 207 of Black Diamond
Black Diamond by Zakes Mda
Black Diamond
by Zakes Mda
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk finished reading
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk finished reading
Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Last Man in Tower
by Aravind Adiga
read in October, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk wants to read
To China With Love by James Hudson Taylor
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late
by Harry Kemelman
read in October, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk wants to read
Keep Your Head Up by Anthony B. Bradley
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk wants to read
A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dirk wants to read
A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Dirk's books…
J.I. Packer
“Wait on the Lord" is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

J.I. Packer
“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.”
J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer
“Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark. Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the fulfillment of the promises of God, as when the Anglican burial service inters the corpse 'in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ.' Optimism is a wish without warrant; Christian hope is a certainty, guaranteed by God himself. Optimism reflects ignorance as to whether good things will ever actually come. Christian hope expresses knowledge that every day of his life, and every moment beyond it, the believer can say with truth, on the basis of God's own commitment, that the best is yet to come.”
J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer
“God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. To live with your ‘thorn’ uncomplainingly — that is, sweet, patient, and free in heart to love and help others, even though every day you feel weak — is true sanctification. It is true healing for the spirit. It is a supreme victory of grace.”
J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer
“The Puritan ethic of marriage was first to look not for a partner whom you do love passionately at this moment but rather for one whom you can love steadily as your best friend for life, then to proceed with God’s help to do just that.”
J.I. Packer

Martin
415 books | 24 friends

Jan De ...
0 books | 10 friends

Christi...
4 books | 9 friends

Jos Douma
1 book | 26 friends

Cara Re...
28 books | 10 friends

Carl Va...
128 books | 30 friends

Rynald Wit
15 books | 9 friends

Tom Roos
2 books | 13 friends

More friends…
Think by John PiperTruth in All Its Glory by William EdgarThe Face of Truth by William Edgar
The Christian Intellect
458 books — 434 voters




Polls voted on by this member