Theologically rigorous, Biblically compelling, immensely pastoral and hugely practical... challenging, comforting, compelling and liberating. Such an important topic and such a good book!
Paul Dale, Senior Pastor, Church by the Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Cosmic practicality... he peels off the cultural shrink-wrap from this massive doctrine and thus gives wings to Christian living - and mission. Here is medicine for the soul!
R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois
This book is fresh, theologically acute and full of pastoral insight: I highly recommend it.
Phil Campbell, Senior Minister, Mitchelton Presbyterian Church, Brisbane, Australia
Read and discover how big God really is.
Graham Beynon, Pastor, Grace Church, Cambridge and Director of Independent Ministry Training, Oak Hill College, London.
This is a very digestible read that covers quite meaty (and often head-scratching) questions. Misconceptions about the God of the bible - with one or two passages shoehorned to fit - are blown out of the water left right and centre, and God is see to be very big indeed. Although the 150 pages don't have all the answers (I came away with several new ones) the God of the bible is presented as utterly consistent with himself in the face of faiths big questions. Questions that interest the academy and the punter on the street. Particularly suffering and sovereignty, foreknowledge and control. It's the God of the whole bible we are presented with, rather than (what so often happens) the god of one isolated passage, which doesn't fit with the god of another isolated passage in the bible. Saer has done really well to cover such big topics in such short chapters and he is often very amusing in the process - especially if you come from a scientific background!
For an broad sweep of issues with great depth we get a flavour of the profound reality that is God.
If God has seemed absent, He might start appearing for you in surprising places if you take on board Saer's words here. Accurate, biblical, clear, short, serious and practical... thinking meets life.