||Booksurge Llc (11 April 2007)
I have written this book with the clear intention and determination to help those who are looking for the Truth to have a better understanding of God as the Bible intends. There is nothing more beautiful and exciting than having a wonderful relationship with our loving God. His powerful Word promises us that if we seek Him, we will find Him. "You will seek Me and find Me; when you seek Me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13).
My personal experience with God motivated me to share with you what God has revealed to me about His character.
I will also share with you how you can develop a personal relationship with a wonderful Saviour; how your needs can be met and how you can live in righteousness through the power of the Word of God in a practical and conventional way.
I pray that this book will be a source of encouragement and enlightenment to those who are seeking God and want to know Him in a much deeper way.
May God bless you all forever and ever.
“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.…And God said, “Let the earth put
forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according
to its kind, upon the earth.” And it was so.…And God said, “Let the waters bring forth
swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the Heavens.
21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters
swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw
that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters
in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth…26Then God said, “Let us make man…And it
was so. 31And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there
was evening and there was morning, a sixth day” (Genesis 1:1, 1121-22, 26, 31)
To know God, is to know His Son, to know His Son is to know life. We are
able to learn of Him when we watch His creation, and study from His Word, the
Bible. “And that from childhood you know the Sacred Writings, the ones being able to make you wise
to salvation through faith, the one in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is beneficial for
teaching or, doctrine, for verification or, reproof, for correcting faults, for instruction in righteousness
or, the behavior that God requires, 17so that the person of God shall be fully qualified or, perfectly fit,
having been completely equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:15-17, ALT)).
Janice S Ramkissoon from Write2Shine
‘Knowing God’ is a collection of articles, forming an introductory style bible study guide. The Author’s aim is to help others understand that “There is nothing more beautiful and exciting than having a wonderful relationship with a loving God.” And in order to bring this point across, Sana Edoja has chosen topics that are likely to affect individuals who haven’t yet come into a relationship with Christ.
The book is broken down into different headings, based on the title of the articles. The reader can therefore, choose topics of interest and be able to have easy access to bible references dealing with that particular aspect of their life. Sana also urges readers to heed Paul’s advice according to Acts 17:11 as they study this book, “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures everyday to see if what Paul said was true.”
I believe the message that the author would most like to drive home is found in article 17, and in its title: “We have authority and victory over the enemy through Christ”. In this article, Sana reminds us to focus on Christ. Using the scene of Matthew 4:6, she reminds her readers that the devil also knows scriptures and that “there is no greater lie, than one that’s mixed with truth.” For this reason she urges readers to Focus on God, for “when we know the word of God like Jesus did (2000 years ago) and confess the scriptures throughout our life, using them to combat the lies of Satan,…” We will win the battle.
The author shares her experience in little bite sizes particularly in article 33 “God has given us free will” and others such as “Overcoming Temptation” and “Sexual Immorality” relating the practical side of what takes place when one does not focus on Christ. Having found Christ we are now responsible so article 40 is fitting towards the end of the book as she asks the question: “Are you fit to be God’s disciple?” Sana once enjoyed “clubbing on weekends”. Having found Christ, she lost interest both in that hobby as well as in the music. “I found that clubbing and worldly music were doorways for sin…” listing a few of these sins as “lust, violence, drugs, sex and alcohol” and points out that “they don’t satisfy the craving needs of our souls for love.” And so it is important to not conform to the ways of this world as article 41 highlights.
My recommendations, in order to get the best out of this book, would be to treat it as a reference guide rather than a book you sit down and read from cover to cover. It would be a great gift for a new-born believer, to help towards spiritual growth.
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