June Read Review – “What Do I Know About My God?” by Mardi Collier

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Welcome to another Read Review!

This month’s read review is for not just a resource, but also a method of study and while we could go into depth on this method of study and how wonderful it is, for now we’re just going to take a brief overview of the resource. This book was a little treasure that I picked up my junior year of college, and I’ve used it on and off ever since. It’s such a simple and sweet book that combines both the how-to as well as examples from the author to reinforce how helpful studying the Bible in this way has been in her own life.

I have to recommend this resource for its simplicity and accessibility. It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of the resource world, and it’s even easier to get into some pretty faulty doctrines if you go down the wrong path, but with this resource you don’t have to worry about that. Mrs. Collier isn’t trying to sell anyone on something brand new and exciting. Rather, she’s taking to heart what the psalmist said in Psalm 119 – 

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Verse 18)

Snapshot

In Mardi Collier’s book, “What Do I Know About My God?” she takes us through a process of learning Who God is. I have heard it said that theology is the study of the heart of God, and I couldn’t agree more. Everything God shows us in His Word – His holiness, grace, righteousness, wrath, love, justice, mercy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, goodness, and everything else about Him – reveals the depths of His heart. And although we can’t ever fully plumb the deep places of God, we can learn more about Him every time we open the pages of our Bibles.

Mrs. Collier begins by talking to the reader about why it matters to know God better, and this is foundational. If we don’t understand the “why” we are less inclined to understand what follows.

Who You Know > What You Know

If you want to have a close relationship with God, you have to get to know Him. He is not an aloof and unapproachable deity who relishes in your hardships and pain like pagan gods of old but He is a God Who has compassion for the hurting (Isaiah 61:1; Mark 6:34), a God Who sees us where we are and cares for us (Genesis 16:13), a God Who cares for us like a shepherd does His flock (Psalm 23; John 10:11-14), and a God Who sees the oppressed and brings justice (Psalm 22:24; Psalm 9:9 & 103:6). He is a God Who weeps and Who sees every tear we shed (Luke 19:41; John 11:33-36; Psalm 56:8).

This study resource is a perfect way to begin this process, and it even has a companion product called the Emergency Pack that contains a number of things that are true about God and where to find them in Scripture. Everything that we will know about God is found in His Word. Knowing God – really knowing His character and person – will change us if we let it, and Mrs. Collier walks the reader through the steps of developing a helpful resource all about God.

It’s easier than anything to find this or that “help” book, religious or secular. There are all kinds of methodologies on self-improvement, but there’s no other resource on internal transformation than the Bible. Changing from one thing into something else entirely, changing one’s mind from natural thinking to spiritual thinking. God is the only one Who can do that, and He does that by teaching us all about Himself.

I would strongly recommend picking up Mardi Collier’s What Do I Know About My God and the companion booklet to start you out on creating this resource for yourself!

You can find this resource here: https://amzn.to/3PDw6yk.

Click here -> https://www.walkworthy.ca/may-read-review/ for last month’s resource recommendation!

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