Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Awe: Why It Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do... a review

Paul David Tripp's latest book had me at this paragraph in his Forward:
"I am an Epicurean of sorts.  I love the visual arts, I love great music, and I love food of all kinds.  A beautiful, well-executed painting leaves me in awe.  A band's well-constructed album leaves me amazed and wanting more.  The memory of a tasting menu at a great restaurant leaves me wanting to recreate dishes and revisit the establishment.  None of these things are wrong in themselves.  God intended us to be in awe of his creation, but that awe cannot and should not be an end in itself."
In this amazing book, Tripp reminds us that we were created for "awe".  That our greatest of reasons to and for awe should be the Lord, Himself.  That when other items in life (or people or places) become idols of our awe... that is where we get into trouble.

I think this is the first book I've ever read that helped me understand my great need for Beauty in life and... at the same time... to better understand the sinfulness of mankind.  As I read it through, I found it bringing a greater understanding of the reason the world is in the shape it is today.

We were born for awe and we look for it in all the wrong places.  A truly great book!

This book was provided in an e-book form by Crossway Publishers but the opinions are my own.

Further information can be found at Amazon.com... here.*

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Deb said...

Sounds like an interesting perspective. Thanks for the review!

Vee said...

Oh another book for the wish list. Thank you for telling us about it. It was that exclamation point that made me take notice. "A truly great book!"

Heather LeFebvre said...

This is on my list to read this year so I am glad to hear it is so good!!!

Deanna Rabe said...

I agree! And I think this is going on my list and my husbands' list to read this year!

Thanks Brenda for the review!


Carrie said...

Oh, I would very much like to get my hands on this book! It sounds quite good.

BessieJoy said...

I may have to add this to my reading list! I've enjoyed reading your sweet blog.