Earlier this week I revealed a book in the works that should roll off the press in the next 10 -12 weeks. This has been a long time coming. In January 2011 I posted Where is God? I actually thought about deleting this post before the book came out; a good poker player doesn’t show his hand. But we’re not talking about poker, we’re talking about sharing the Gospel.
That post was obviously written after I had a working outline. It serves as a one page synopsis of the entire larger work. Looking at it again I realized that nothing has really changed. There will be spoilers if you read the 2011 blog post, but none of these things are really a secret. We’re not trying to figure out who shot J.R. here, we’re looking into the Bible for the truths of God’s Word. What I hope is that reading the short version (less than 900 words) whets your appetite for the 26,000 word paperback. The sections labeled “Garden of Eden” and “Most of the Old Testament” translate into the first eight chapters of the book. There is a chapter on the incarnation (God with us) and a chapter on the Holy Spirit (God in us). One additional thing examined in the book is how God is alive and well in the work the church is doing. We know God is Near when we see his people collecting and distributing food, digging wells, rebuilding homes – loving others as we have been loved.
The last words of both are exactly the same. I didn’t write the book by looking at the post and expounding on each point, but both were produced from the same outline. So the choice is yours. Follow this link for a sneak peek… if you want to.