Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Grand Weaver.
Book Review. Zacharias, Ravi. The Grand Weaver. How God shapes us through the events of our lives. Zondervan. 2007. Comment. Henry. Here is a book from a man who has over the years become a very effective ‘apologist’ of the gospel. This book however focuses on the reality of how God works in our lives to produce something beautiful and honoring to Him. He talks about our DNA, our disappointments, our calling, our morality, our spirituality, our worship and our destiny and shows how these ‘threads’ in our lives are woven together in a very personal, God-honoring tapestry of life.. This becomes a great source of encouragement. Intro. - “To allow God to be God we must follow him for who he is and what he intends, and not for what we want or what we prefer.” Our DNA is God’s imprint on our lives. It is evidence that God made us for Himself. The pattern and plan of our lives becomes visible as we consider our “hearts, our minds and the cross”. (51) Fundamental to the calling of God in our lives is the teaching that we are really ‘temples of the living God’. Our bodies are sacred. “Morality is the fruit of your knowledge of God, conscious or otherwise. ”Traditionalism, legalism, and spirituality” (96) are challenged by Jesus. Our will plays a crucial part in our attempts to do God’s will. The liturgy of worship is made up of five elements; “the Lord’s Supper, teaching, prayer, praise and giving”. (140-148) “The mystery of worship will always remain, but the majesty of worship will triumph.” (152) As Christ-followers we have the assurance of a magnificent destiny with Christ in a place prepared for us. henrydirksen.blogspot.com