Sometimes we all need to remember to stop and open our eyes, stop and smell the roses, stop and see where God is at work in our lives. And that’s usually easier said than done. So, it was a joy to read Your God Is Too Dangerous: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, by Chad Bird. (Baker Books, 2018)
Elijah stood in a crevice, waiting for the LORD to pass by. Surprisingly enough, God didn’t appear in the Big, or in the LOUD, but in the small or the still. While Elijah was waiting the was a wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but the LORD wasn’t there. Finally, he heard a still, small, whisper, and it was in that whisper that he found God. And often that’s where we’ll find Him too, if we just learn to recognize Him.
There is something amazing about being surprised by the glorious wonder of seeing God appear when and where you don’t expect Him. And this book is one surprise after another. Not only examples of God showing up unexpectedly, but also theological truths of which we need to be reminded from time to time.
I enjoyed reading this book; there wasn’t anything earth-shatteringly new, but the stories brought a sense of serenity and peace. Something that is frequently missing in the craziness of today’s political climate.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review.