This is a book about friendship with God, plain and simple. The author uses Bible stories to illustrate God’s love and faithfulness to those who befriend Him. Delving deeply into curious events in the Bible, Wilson reveals reasons and explanations that speak to God’s character and nature. Wilson also invites readers to compare their own experiences, relationships and lives with those in the Bible. It turns out that the people in the Old Testament faced the same problems, temptations and emotions that we see today.
The writing is simple, down to earth and even humorous, at times. Wilson writes the way friends speak to one another. The humor helps to emphasize the sameness in people of all times who seek a friendship with God. Who can resist chapters with titles like “And You Think Your Family Is a Bunch of Jerks!” and “All the Weirdos in the Old Testament”? Saints, sinners, prophets and apostles were all just ordinary people who made mistakes, yet sought and found true friendship with God.
Finding God in the Bible invites readers to dive into a deep, lifelong friendship with God. Knowing and understanding more about God, especially through the person of Jesus Christ, can only bring an even deeper desire to know, love and serve Him and to be His friend. Rather than quenching a thirst for God’s love and friendship, this book will make readers thirsty for more. Fortunately, there is an infinite amount!
I was given a free copy of this book by Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review. I recommend this book for adult and teenage readers.