Book Review: The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him, by Chip Ingram
“What comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” This quote by A. W. Tozer challenged pastor and author Chip Ingram when he was a college student. It started him on a lifetime of discovery to develop a more accurate understanding of who God is.
Chip’s book, The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him, not only describes his journey, but also goes into greater depth explaining seven attributes of God—his goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness. Each chapter describes the attribute in greater detail and how to experience it in one’s daily life. The book combines biblical explanations, personal illustrations, and practical applications.
The book was originally published in 2004 under a different title, God: As He Longs for You to See Him. It is now rereleased under the new title. My only complaint about the book is that the illustrations and examples seem a bit dated. It would have been helpful if the author updated the material and used more current examples and illustrations for today’s readers. I only found one example of a current illustration in the book, and it was dated 2009. The reader will need to do some personal work to figure out how to bring the concepts into 2016.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.