Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life
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We believe in God, we serve God, we trust God, but would we say that we experience God on a day to day basis? Do we really know him personally? What exactly does a relationship with God look like, and how is it even possible?
In this seminal work by Tim Chester, we’ll see how the three persons of the Trinity relate to us in our day-to-day lives and how to respond. We’ll discover that as we interact more with God, and understand how awesome he is, we will experience the joy of being known by the creator of the universe.
Every Christian will benefit from discovering the key to enjoying God in every moment of everyday.
- Mike and Emma’s Monday morning
- In every pleasure we can enjoy the Father’s generosity
- In every hardship we can enjoy the Father’s formation
- In every prayer we can enjoy the Father’s welcome
- In every failure we can enjoy the Son’s grace
- In every pain we can enjoy the Son’s presence
- In every supper we can enjoy the Son’s touch
- In every temptation we can enjoy the Spirit’s life
- In every groan we can enjoy the Spirit’s hope
- In every word we can enjoy the Spirit’s voice
- In one another we can enjoy God’s love
- In daily repentance and faith we can enjoy God’s freedom
- Under the hood
Tim Chester’s books are always unusually accessible. He can distill great amounts of complex theological truth into short, digestible chapters. In this book, he brings this skill to bear on the subject of communion with God—perhaps the greatest privilege of a Christian. But it is one little understood, and even less is it actually enjoyed. I urge you to read this volume. It will make you hunger and thirst for fellowship with God.
--- Timothy Keller
Winsome in its unpacking of theology and compelling in the sweep of its applications, "Enjoying God" is neither an essay on the Trinity nor a "how to" manual, but something close to both. It is among the best of the rising number of books that instruct Christians on how to cross the bridge from enjoying God on the Lord's Day to enjoying God every day. Tim Chester is in no danger of making God little more than a useful utility to increase our pleasure; he is far too God-centred and gospel-centred for that. But if we desire to experience for ourselves a little more (one of Tim's favourite words) of the truth that in God's presence there are pleasures forever more, we shall be hard-pressed to find a better guide.
--- D A Carson
From the authors of Scripture onwards, the Lord's people have always known that the purpose of life is "to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever". But each generation, in fact every Christian, needs to discover this anew. And the way is not an easy one. But it is the only path worth taking. In "Enjoying God", Tim Chester shares his own experiences in walking along this gospel road and issues a warm invitation to join him. Accept it, and, with Tim Chester as your guide, you will never regret it.
--- Sinclair Ferguson
Rich in the gospel and superb in practical application, this touching book is straight up fuel for joy. Here is wisdom that should brighten your everyday with sheer enjoyment of God.
--- Michael Reeves
We talk a lot about knowing and glorifying God, but what about enjoying him? And not just as an abstract Being, but as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—enjoying each Person in all of his difference as well as divine unity? And not just in happy times or at church, but in every circumstance of life? It just keeps getting better and better as you turn each page of "Enjoying God". This book will lift you into the presence of the Source of all joy.
--- Michael Horton
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