Monday, August 12, 2013

Review:Finding God In The Bible by:Darren Wilson

Finding God in the Bible: What Crazy Prophets, Fickle Followers and Dangerous Outlaws Reveal about Friendship with God
About the Book:
 Fresh, Witty Approach to Friendship with God from a Popular Author and Filmmaker
The God of the Bible gets happy, angry, sad. We can bless him. He is jealous, giving, patient, protective, loving. He has character traits, a personality. Yet God is often viewed as an absentee landlord, a distant deity, an enigma with a frowning face; and we carry the defeatist expectation that we will never truly know him.
Popular filmmaker Darren Wilson shows from Scripture that this isn't so. Having traveled the world over for his documentaries and witnessed the miraculous more times than he can count, he comes to the Bible with an entirely fresh perspective to show readers how to approach God and how to understand their relationship to--and with--him.
At turns humorous and poignant, Wilson gives readers new understanding of some very familiar stories in the Bible, as well as modern-day stories of divine intervention, to show what these reveal about the character and personality of the Father--and how we can enter into a true, collaborative friendship with our Creator.


About the Author:
Darren Wilson is the founder of Wanderlust Productions. He has an MFA in screenwriting from Regent University. Wilson is currently the artist-in-residence at Judson University, and he speaks at churches and conferences with increasing regularity. He is the director of the feature films Finger of God, Furious Love, and the newly released Father of Lights and The Greatest Flight.

Wilson has been interviewed on It's Supernatural with Sid Roth and he was recently named one of the "21 Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow's Church" by Charisma magazine. He and his wife, Jenell, have three children and live near Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at www.wpfilm.com.

My Review:
 Darren Wilson, a well known director of many Christian oriented films including Father of Lights has written a very informative book on how well we actually know God, entitled Finding God in the Bible. Darren has taken several well placed situations in the Bible and really taken them apart to decipher and show us why they were included in the Bible in the first place.

 Judging by the way God has chosen to start with the creation of the world and how He spoke things into being can determine that He is a very creative God. Or how God probably had many more things happen with Moses than was ever revealed, why would that be so?

 The author has given a very meaty account of what he believes a friendship with God should be all about. He helps us come to a better understanding for a more in depth study of this God that we are deathly fearful of but long to be in the arms of. A God that has a love that knows no bounds and that beckons us to get to know Him more.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from Chosen Books.