I’ve been wanting for some time to write about my mom’s latest book Glimpses of God. It’s not a parenting book, but I’ve been enjoying it so much I wanted to write just a little about it.
This book is published by Regular Baptist Press, and is a traditional Bible study book in its format, unlike her other three (Happy Heart, Happily Married, and Parenting with Wisdom). Like other Bible study books, it has guided questions throughout each chapter, and illustrations and applications of the biblical truths. Each chapter also includes a theme verse and song that fits the theme.
Basically, mom takes a title or name of God for each chapter, and guides the reader through a greater understanding of who God is. This topic sounds basic, and I know the idea isn’t new; however, this is not a book that will bore mature believers or lose new ones. Mom’s use of the question and answer format is fantastic. While many Bible study books are banal in their questions, mom’s questions are actually helpful in guiding the reader to understand the text better. I’ve seen other books on this topic, but I like this one the best.
Mom first makes a case for even paying attention to the names of God. Names don’t have the same significance in our American culture that they do in the Bible, so she is wise to start here. Each of the following eleven chapters take a single name or title of God. To see the Table of Contents and Introduction, click on this link. To read Chapter 1, click on this link.