Thursday, January 21, 2010

Truth


I'm not good at book reviews, I've never done one, nor do I know how to really give a legit review.  However, this book has been an intense impact in my life.  I'm still reading through it.  I really can't wait to get all the way through it to share this with others!!!  I have copied what GBI (Grace Books International) says about this book below...


Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God.
With Big Truths for Little Hearts, Bruce Ware, a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6–14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.
The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children’s primary faith trainers—and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.

Seriously, you will learn, with a better understanding, things along the way!  My husband got this book for me so when we have kids, I will know how to go about explaining to them how great and wonderful our God truly is!  With the help of this book I am able to see myself, how beautiful and magnificent He is!  


You can purchase this book on GBI Here! 


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Idolatry

Our choices are predicated upon what we think is "good,' what we "delight in," what we find most "desirable." The truth about our choices is that we always choose what we believe to be our best good.We always choose what we believe will bring us the most delight.


Idolatry is a sin that has its beginning in the mind, in your thoughts, beliefs, judgements, and imagination. ... Instead of fashioning idols out of wood or stone, we fashion them in our imagination - worshiping that which we believe will bring us happiness. ... These beliefs function as gods just as surely as if we had carved them from wood or overlaid them with silver. ... We must learn to put away the gods of our imagination: gods that promise happiness in exchange for our worship.

Our longings and desires ... are the driving force behind everything we do. ... Why do we profess great love for the Lord on Sunday morning and exaggerate our successes to our boss on Monday morning? Because we have divided desires. ... The desire that is strongest ... is what our will acts on.

My sin has its roots in my false worship. Don't be deceived: you are already passionately worshipping something. ... Learning to take great delight and joy in God is the strongest deterrent to idolatry.