Many people think the Bible is either too difficult to understand or too boring to bother with, but Mike MacIntosh says, “The Bible is filled with stories of love and hate, friendship and rivalry, unresolved clashes and successful resolutions.” It isn’t a disjointed collection of dry historical tales, but rather a powerful guide, overflowing with lively and informative lessons for all of life’s situations.
“The Bible can be the most powerful, potent, spine-tingling book you will ever read,” says MacIntosh. “When you take the time to study it, it will change your life.” Unfortunately, many of us don’t take the time. We can’t seem to get beyond the false notion that God’s Word is a list of dos and don’ts to see the priceless instruction it offers in areas of personal finances, self worth, emotional stability, marriage, and social structure.
In addition to practical instruction, the Bible contains amazing accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Through these stories, we see God’s hand at work, and we realize more clearly how much He loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with us. MacIntosh reminds us, though, that if we want to love God completely and enjoy His presence fully, we must first learn to love His Word.
“When we view the Scriptures as a whole, we discover that they form one great story of redemption—from the first ‘In the Beginning’ of Genesis to the final ‘Amen’ of Revelation.”
Falling in Love with the Bible is an inspirational book filled with insightful illustrations and thought-provoking analogies. As an added bonus, there is a helpful reader’s guide at the back for additional individual or group study.
Mike MacIntosh is the pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, Calif., which is a church of 10,000 members. He served as a police chaplain in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster in New York City, ministering there for several weeks. -- Nancy K. Brown, Christian Book Previews.com
Most people would love to fall in love with the Bible—but tend to think of the Bible as a have to instead of a get to! If this is how you feel, it’s time to let one of America’s favorite pastors, Mike MacIntosh, help you start Falling in Love with the Bible! Mike will help you move beyond a sense of obligation where the Bible is concerned to the realization that the Bible is the way to discover true intimacy with God and to realize his presence in your life. The Bible is a personal message from God to you—and whatever situations you may face, you will find hope, wisdom, encouragement, and the very purpose for your life within its pages.