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  • God as He Wants You to Know Him

God as He Wants You to Know Him

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Every believer has a need for an understanding of systematic theology, but very few theology books present material in a personal, devotional format that appeals to th most popular level of believers. Dr. Thrasher manages to communicate the most academic biblical truth with the heart and personal connection of a pastor, achieving a depth of knowledge at an extremely approachable level. It's the astute wisdom of a professor packaged in the comfortable relatability of a friend.

About the Author

Bill Thrasher
BILL THRASHER serves as the lead faculty member in the Master's Program in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at Moody Theological Seminary. He is a frequent speaker for churches and retreats across the country. His ministry interests include campus discipleship, singles ministry, and evangelism. He is author of Believing God for His Best, A Journey to Victorious Praying, Principles of Christian Living from Romans 5-8, The Attributes of God in Pauline Theology, Living the Life God Has Planned, Putting God Back into the Holidays, and God As He Wants You to Know Him. Bill and his wife, Penny, live in the Chicago area and have three sons—Will, Michael, and David. His website is


Nothing is more important to a child of God than his concept of God. Yet the church suffers from a God deemed too small, too distant or too fickle. Dr. Bill Thrasher has not only provided a masterful portrait of the living God, but he has also made this important area of doctrine immensely practical.
J. Paul Nyquist
Moody Bible Institute 

For many, the word "Theology" conjures up images of a dull and dusty lecture. This book shatters that mold. Bill shares fresh insight into the character of God that is true to the Bible and presented in a readable, winsome way. This is how theology ought to be taught!
Charlie Dyer
Professor at Large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, radio host of The Land and the Book

The cumulative impact of an orderly survey of God's revealed character, as in God As He Wants You to Know Him, is powerful indeed.
J.I. Packer
Professor of theology, author of Knowing God

Our Lord Jesus Christ said eternal life is to know the Father and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (John 17:3). Therefore, there is no enterprise more important than seeking to "know" God. In this splendid and inspired book, Bill Thrasher offers us the core of what he has learned about knowing our heavenly Father through a loving relationship with Jesus Christ whom He has sent.
 Lyle W. Dorsett
 Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

I'm convinced the best theologians are not in the ivory tower or the book-lined study. They wear out their shoes down in the trenches with people like you and me. In this book, Dr. William Thrasher gets down on my level and helps me understand the love and mercy and grace of God. This is one of the most important topics you'll ever study by a man who walks with God and has a heart for His people.
Chris Fabry
Radio host and author

The strength and usefulness of this important work is found in how Bill Thrasher personalizes the study of God's attributes.
Richard Yook
Physician, member of Board of Trustees, Moody Bible Institute.

In the great tradition of J.I. Packer and D. Broughton Knox, Bill Thrasher eloquently and lovingly teaches us how to know and serve the one living and merciful God. Thrasher's theology is biblical and pastoral, so it speaks to real life. His emphasis on God is much needed in an age that too often makes human beings the center of the universe.
Paul House
Professor, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

This book encouraged me greatly in my own thinking about our glorious God, and I already have recommended it to several people in our church!
Steve Farish
Senior Pastor, Crossroads Church, Grayslake, Illinois

If you want to break out of a ritualistic, ineffective prayer life, you need to pick up this book, read it intently, and take it personally. It is your concept of God that will set you free!
Joseph Stowell
President, Cornerstone University

Rarely have I read a more practical, accessible, tenderly instructive presentation of the attributes of God. This book captures in one volume the exemplary application of biblical and theological truth with which all Bill's students are richly acquainted.
L. Daryle Worley, Jr.
Pastor/Teacher, Grace Church of DuPage, Illinois

If you want to know what God is like and how to have an intimate relationship with Him, read this book. I think it is a must read for anyone who would like a clearer understanding of the character and nature of God. It could change your life. It has mine.
Paul H. Johnson
Former Board of Trustees chairman, Moody Bible Institute

Knowing God as he has revealed himself is essential for a satisfying spiritual life. Dr. Bill Thrasher writes from a deep personal relationship with the God who has revealed himself.
John A. Jelinek
Vice President, Academic dean and professor, Moody Theological Seminary

Bill Thrasher has been a dear friend and colleague for many years. This book flows from the model of his life! Bill truly is a "man of one thing," committed to knowing God and spending his life that others may know Him as well.
John Fuder
Director, Justice & Compassion Ministries, Resource Global/Heart For The City

In a day when so many Christian books are based on feeling and experience, it is encouraging to read a volume that is biblically substantive. I wholeheartedly commend it to the family of God.
Don Currin
HeartCry Missionary Society, Eastern Europe Coordinator

Here is a book that always points you back to the Good Book. Scripture citations abound on every page. But don't stop there! Thrasher doesn't just want you to know the Bible—he wants you to know the God about whom the Bible speaks!
Bryan Litfin
Professor of theology, Moody Bible Institute

Reading this work on the perfections of God is a profound lesson in theology and a moving devotional experience at the same time. It is written by a mature scholar who models its principles in daily life.
Dan Green
Professor, Moody Theological Seminary 

We all wonder, What is God like? In this book Dr. Bill Thrasher gives us the answer —with the intent that our lives would be changed and conformed to the likeness of God's Son.
Greg Barr
Missionary to Quebec

A must-read for every believer! There is no better answer to every challenge or problem we face than to understand and know God! This book will renew and refresh your relationship with the God you can know.
Kevin Howells
Pastor of Small Groups, Park Community Church, Chicago

In a culture that seeks to know God on its own terms, Bill Thrasher's book provides a biblically-based, practical path forward for those who want to know God as he desires to be known.
J. Brian Tucker, Ph.D.
Associate professor of New Testament
Moody Theological Seminary

In this book you will encounter the character of God and the practical ramifications His character should have every day. If you live out these truths, your life will be forever transformed.
Matt Shada
Lead Pastor, Steadfast Bible Fellowship, Omaha, Nebraska

What makes this book so inviting is the author's personal application of them in his own life and his longing for his readers to do the same. Doctrine truly is devotional!
Cecil Sanders
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Headland, Alabama

God As He Wants You to Know Him exudes the same combination of careful scholarship and devotional warmth that make Dr. Thrasher's  classes well worth attending. This book would be a wonderful foundation for discipleship, teaching, or pastoral training.
Peter Grant
Founder and President, PreVision Partnership

I am always looking for resources to help people grow in their walk with the Lord, especially those who are new believers in Christ. I can't think of anything more important than understanding the character of God as we seek to conform more and more to His image.
Jeremiah Clapper
Pastor, Living Rock Church in Gillette, Wyoming

Once you begin reading this book you won't want to stop or turn back. It outlines the attributes of God in a way that makes them very personal and inspiring.
Roosevelt Gibson
Recording artist, and associate pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Chicago.

Soundly doctrinal yet practical. One of the best books on the character of God I have ever read. Dr. Thrasher's passionate pursuit of intimacy with Christ has once again led me to a deeper knowledge and experience of knowing God.
Jeff Chudy
Director of Great Lakes Bridges International, Bloomington, Indiana

The challenge set forth by God As He Wants You to Know Him is one I will never forget: Ask God how you may be treating Him impersonally. A must read for those who desire a more intimate relationship with their Heavenly Father.
Scott Nesse
Pastor, Stone Ridge Church, Rockford, Illinois

What a delight to investigate the character of our amazing God, and to reap the benefits and joy of knowing our Creator and the One with whom we'll spend eternity.
Roger Burgess
Associate principal, Wheaton Christian Grammar School



Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0422-0
Publish Date: May 2012
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback