Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Exalt You, O God - Book Review

This book presents four main elements or reasons for worshiping God--for His greatness, for His holiness, for His wisdom, and for His love. Each of these parts divides into sections, or "days," going more into depth on each attribute. I really appreciate how many Bible verses there were throughout, and how they were applied. 

After the initial introduction about worship and the way we are to worship every day, each section ended in a prayer taking many thoughts and quotes from the Bible. There were also quotes from other authors such as MacArthur, Charnock, Calvin, and more.

The last part, on God's love, reminded me of the total grace of God shown through His Son, something I needed to hear, and often do. It's not enough just to think of God's love in a vague way, but to read the verses of His unmerited, unchanging grace and love is highly important. To be reminded that we are full of sin and all made from the same clay was what the Lord used in my heart when I read it. This is a good devotional book I think I may pick up again and again. Though it may not go into as much depth as the old Puritan writers, it is clear and concise and helpful.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review, but my opinions are my own.

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Diane Estrella said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

BTW--I have 4 book giveaways going on at my site if you want to stop over and check them out. Hope you have a great weekend!

Diane :)

Melissa M. said...

Thank you. :)