Our constant danger is that we have a view of God that is too small.
We are living in a me-focused, treat-yourself world—a world that oppressively encourages us to focus on ourselves. But a life turned inward—rather than focused on God—brings peril and confusion. When we fail to know God properly, we become selfish and hopeless. But a renewed understanding of who God is changes that.
Pastor Jonathan Griffiths shows us how God Alone can transform us at a root level. With pastoral warmth and heart, Griffiths shows us the character of God in all His beauty and goodness. Readers will gain knowledge of God's attributes—that He is eternal, all-knowing, and all-wise. Readers discover what it means that God is omnipotent, unchanging, and omnipresent. And through this knowledge, trust, hope, and joy emerge. Confidence grows when we have a robust understanding of God's love.
This book is both a plea for the people of God to know Him intimately and, at the same time, an invitation to those who do not yet know Him—come and experience the wonderful, beautiful, powerful God revealed in Scripture.
"God is always bigger and better than we think He is, however long we have been believers. This book will help enlarge our sense of God's power and His goodness, which makes it something every one of us needs. I found myself being wonderfully stretched and inspired."
—Sam Allberry, Pastor and author
"Like J. I. Packer's classic Knowing God, this gem of a book combines deep theology, clearly explained, with searching pastoral application. Some doctrinal books lack pastoral application, and some pastoral works are weak on theological foundations. This book has both. My mind was expanded and my heart warmed. I warmly commend it."
—Christopher Ash, Writer-in-Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge
"'We do not know God as we should.' This statement by Jonathan Griffiths might well be taken as the driving passion behind this book. The deep solution to many, if not most, of our problems, Griffiths argues, is knowing God in His various and glorious attributes. Although this argument is not in sync with the therapeutic and pragmatic mentalité of our age, an orientation that has impacted far too many sectors of Christianity, it is exactly what our churches need to hear and heed. Indeed, to this historian's ear, it is reminiscent of the Puritans, those skilled navigators of the seas of Christian spirituality. And as the literature of those men and women did much good in the decades after their era, so I hope and pray that this book will bear much fruit in our day and those to come."
—Michael A. G. Haykin, Chair and professor of church history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Jonathan Griffiths has written a book that is both accessible and insightful. We need exactly this: a call to regain a vision of who the true God truly is. Read, and worship the God of the Bible."
—Josh Moody, Senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL, and the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries