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10 Years Too Late

Deity_2 If you look to the left of this post, you'll see that I'm currently reading Jarrett Stevens's book The Deity Formerly Known as God.  I picked up this book as an impulse buy a couple of weeks ago.  I'd heard of Jarrett because I've watched a few services of 7:22 online so I thought I'd give the book a look.

I wish I'd read this book 10 years ago!  Basically, what Jarrett has done is written a book about how our life experiences shape our view of God.  And how we force our view of God to fit into the packages that we create for Him.

As I've read the book, I've reflected on how my view of God through my teens and twenties was formed by the church I attended as well as the authority figures I had in my life (parents, teachers, neighbors, etc.) all whilst growing up.

For the most part, I've personally worked through many of my misconceptions about who God is and how He expects me to relate to Him.  However, the life-long training is always the fallback response to who my God is.  It's often wrong and completely unbiblical.

I'm also now given a new perspective on how my interaction with my own children shapes the God that they will come to know as they grow up.

Comments

Bart Blair

Sarah's got the Illinois album on her mp3 player too. She's diggin' it.

Jeff

3.99 for postage/handling.
But if you spend 20 bucks at Amazon you get free shipping. So I could of bought 80 copies and spent roughly the same as you did!
I notice you are listening to Sufjan. Best lyrics:

And in my best behavior
I am really just like him
Look beneath the floorboards
For the secrets I have hid

Bart Blair

Ouch! Much better than the $17.99 (+ tax) I paid for it!

Jeff

I just bought it for 25 cents at Amazon. Crazy!

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