Perhaps now more than ever our lives are in need of beauty!
Why do our hearts thrill over a sunset or cry over a song? The experience of beauty does something profound and powerful within the heart and soul of every human being. We were made by God but also for Him and His beauty. Pastor Steve DeWitt invites us to taste and see how God is the beauty behind all beauty.
Enjoying God in Everything explores how we were created to wonder at the myriad ways God has designed for us to partake in His beauty: Monet's waterlilies, baby ducklings, that perfect line in a book, the Swiss Alps, a Pacific wave, that three-year-old's toothy grin, that elderly couple's love.
Beauty creates wonder in us. It sparks joy. It causes us to weep. And ultimately, it's meant to lead us back to the One who delights in sharing Himself—who delights in giving and creating all that takes our breath away. Wonder is what we feel when we glimpse a reflection of God's beauty. DeWitt brings readers to the source of all beauty and opens our eyes to beauty's appointed end: worship! Nothing is more desirable than the beautiful one who saves: Jesus Christ. When we begin to grasp the beauty of Christ's restoring, sacrificial love, then we begin Enjoying God in Everything.
"DeWitt focuses on beauty and how we can enjoy God in everything. Yes, everything. He wants Christians to enjoy beauty and joy and wonder and to allow each of these things to lead us to the source of all that is good, true, and beautiful. I am glad to commend it to you."
Blogger at Challies.com
"To fulfill our primary purpose—enjoying and glorifying God forever—we need the eyes to see the beauty of God, the beauty of what He has made, and the beauty of everything He is redeeming in Jesus Christ. Because of his exceptional capacity to perceive divine beauty, Steve DeWitt's latest book will help us all to experience more of life's deepest, purest pleasures and then give God the praise."
President, Wheaton College
"This book was a delightful read; it is the only book I have ever read that describes as best we can the beauty of God. By the time I was finished reading it, I found myself worshiping God and seeing Him in places I had never seen Him before. Give yourself a break from the noise around you; read this book and contemplate our great God!"
—ERWIN W. LUTZER
Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago
"Steve DeWitt's new book, Enjoying God in Everything, is an invitation to explore the beauty of God expressed through creation and Christ in a way that leads us to greater wonder and worship. Like a refreshing drink on a hot day, this book reminds us to sit and savor all the loveliness of God as we gaze upon His goodness."
Author and director of Women's Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition
"Why are you naturally drawn to beauty? What if it were possible to get even more joy and delight from your experiences of beauty? How might you experience this joy and delight all the time, in even the most ordinary parts of your life and our world? DeWitt addresses these important questions in this accessible and eminently quotable book. Indeed, what you have in your hands is a thoughtful and practical roadmap to a richer engagement with beauty by way of seeing more clearly the God who is the source of all beauty."
Lead Pastor, Roosevelt Community Church
"Enjoying God in Everything will point you to what you really want—beyond the beauties and wonders of this world to the beauty of God Himself, the One we long for and love. Steve DeWitt places our cravings for beauty and joy within the biblical story and shows us what a life of joy in God's goodness looks like."
Vice President of Research and Resource Development at the North American Mission Board; visiting professor at Wheaton College; author of The Thrill of Orthodoxy, Rethink Your Self, and This Is Our Time
"Trying to grasp the meaning of God's beauty is a heady exercise, but Steve DeWitt has the rare ability to explain and illustrate complex concepts in a way that is precise and even whimsical. This is my favorite book on the beauty of God—reading it will make your heart soar! It is a must-read for students of Scripture and anyone who wants to go deep in their understanding of the nature of God."
President, Global Action
"As Steve DeWitt rightly says in this simple yet profound book, the more we grow in our understanding of and delight in the source and goal of beauty, the more we will grow in our wonder and worship of God. For God is the creator, sustainer, and consummator of all things true, good, and beautiful. And I can't think of a time where this call to behold the beauty of God is more needed. Our beautiful God, who created beautiful things, especially the beautiful gospel of Jesus Christ, changes everything."
—JULIUS J. KIM
President, The Gospel Coalition