Exiting the Wilderness
God's Plan For Us to Repent, Conquer, and ProspereBook - 2013
Exiting the Wilderness is different than most Christian books because it discusses "the elephant-in-room" issues that most Christian books shy away from. In a cordial and diplomatic fashion, the book answers questions about what God says on sensitive issues but it also explains how his love is intertwined with his commandments. In a day where many tragic events and natural disasters leave people scratching their heads and wondering what's going on, there is no doubt that people are seeking truth. Books that provide an emotional uplift are good, but many of them leave a false assumption about God in terms of what he desires to see from us as a people. The x-factor that sets this book apart from the rest is the ability to answer the tough questions relating to God and its unique way of articulating scriptures in God's word so that readers can see how to apply them to their lives. The book goes into depth about a theme that is well noted in the bible and is used in analogies throughout the Christian faith; the Wilderness. In a particular scripture (1st Corinthians 10 verses 5 & 6), Paul the Apostle writes "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted." Paul was referring to the children of Israel's journey after they parted out of Egypt and through Red Sea. Paul colored in a timeless theme in an account that everyone is familiar with regardless of where their faith lies. Exiting the Wilderness expounds on the two verses which were extracted from Paul's letters to the church of Corinth. Using the analogy of the wilderness in relationship to hard times, financial difficulties, natural disasters, and other unexplainable travesties, Exiting the Wilderness describes how God's promises deliver us from such tribulations when we turn to him. The subject matter throughout the book covers topics such as love, faith, obedience, unity and touches on the sinful nature of mankind regarding disobedience, fornication, homosexuality, and spiritual apathy towards God. The purpose of the book is to get the reader aligned with the will of God. Each chapter is designed to bring the reader into further understanding of the covenant that God established for those who follow him. One of the main objectives of the book is to get the readers to grasp the concept that without God we become lost; developing wilderness mindsets. The book describes how many of us have gone so long without knowing God, that we developed our own philosophies which sent us into a spiritual apathy towards God. When people begin to understand that we are spiritual being wrapped in flesh, it makes understanding God (who is a spirit) a little easier to grasp.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource