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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Do I really know God? And why don¿t I? Angie Smith is a popular

    Do I really know God? And why don’t I?

    Angie Smith is a popular blogger, writer and speaker and she takes on this huge challenging question borne out of her own struggles to
    do this 'Christian life' right. She uses many scripture examples to show us the easy, true and rewarding way to live this life ... stop
    chasing Him.

    Angie Smith's book is written in a very casual, friendly manner. She uses sarcasm and witty banter and of course a real bare-hearted
    approach to teaching. It was a fun and inspiring read.

    If you are looking for a book that will take a microscopic look at our feeble attempts and inevitable failures this is it. Not as an attack on
    how we are failing, but as a reminder that we are simply focusing in the wrong direction. Our human perspective is not cutting it.

    Smith strips our purpose down to the basics of reading scripture and clinging to the simplicity of it. The whole Christian life isn't about
    striving for anything! It is about following, obeying, surrendering and resting in Him. 

    The best part of the book for me was the way Angie Smith spoke in an intelligent, gentle and humorous way, as a friend who has been
    there, done that. She opened my eyes to areas where I'd been chasing God instead of loving God. Overall I highly recommend this book.
    There was no down side for me at all. 

    So, grab a copy of Angie's book. Grab a coffee and a comfortable chair. Don't forget your pencil, Bible and extra paper because this
    book will change the way you do life.

    Thanks to the author and Icon Media Group for a chance to review this book free of charge. This is my honest opinion. I was not
    required to review it favorably.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

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    Pros: Excellent insight, Easygoing tone,  Cons: Some parts w

    Pros: Excellent insight, Easygoing tone, 

    Cons: Some parts were a little too "chatty"

    "Chasing God", to me, provides of the most clearest piece of literature on one of the toughest (and most confusing) aspect of Christianity, grace. Written in a very (emphasis on the very) conversational style of Angie Smith, the book opened my eyes to greater insights about grace.After reading this, I became, really aware of how much of my faith is about control, rather than acceptance. So much of what I have read, my own personality, and what I believe in focus is centered around "being good" and "appearing faithful' even I know and believe that faith is made available through grace  Angie Smith deals with this tough subject in a way that is comfortable and reassuring. Having a sense of humor also made this subject easier to understand.  

    The author provided some really great insights on topics that I really thought had already been explained. She also infused Scriptures that I had read over and over again with a new perspective and energy. This coupled with the author's really laid back, conversational tone made it an easy and interesting read. At the end of the book I felt like I had been on a new journey through the territory of grace.

    The only problems I had with the book was the conversational tone in some areas. While it helped make the book lighthearted and inviting (especially with such a serious topic as grace), it was also confusing some areas. Some sections (small though they were) seem too ramble a little longer than I expected.In fairness, the author does mention that she loves to talk.

    Regardless of that, this was a great book and I am especially grateful that I was able to read this book. I was provided a perspective that I would never have came across before. That perspective is something I know I will need in my continued journey in this life. If you are a person who wants to understand more about grace, faith, and how to just be in the moment, this book is definitely for you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2013

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    This is an amazing book. When we think we have everything figure

    This is an amazing book. When we think we have everything figured out, we realize that we really do not know Him. And Angie open our eyes for that fact, using a very colloquial language, very simple and easy to understand. She proves to us that we are using the wrong approach to reach God. Many different aspects touched me deeply in this book, while I was reading it. The more we want to be close to God, the more we chase Him e the more we get frustrated for not sensing that communion we seek. But as she stated clearly, "we can't comprehend the truth in all it's wild simplicity, so we create a version of Christianity that appeals more to our sensibilities". How deep this sentence goes. Like herself, I am also a very intuitive person, so I have exactly the same feeling that I did not try hard enough to achieve my intimacy with God. And the capstone came in the form "When we spend more of our time searching for assurance than we do acting our of belief, we are chasing God". How true that thought is! So I start having the feeling that the author had some points on her assessments, and I was identifying myself very much with her thoughts. And when she gave suggestions on how not to chase God, I was devouring the book like it was my last supper. "Don't wait for the miracle you think will make it clear. Confess your belief and then act out of that determination". And every page I turned I read more advises that at the end I was astonished on how far away I was going on my approach to know God.
    If you really want to know your God, I recommend you read this book on how to reach him and not incur in the same mistakes I did. Like the author,  "I don't want to run anymore. I want to kneel".
    Excellent reading, I recommend this book to the permanent library of any serious Christian who wants to improve his relationship with our God, that loves us so much!

    This book was written by Angie Smith and published on December 2013 and I received a copy for reviewing from the author (through Icon Media Group (Thanks, Kelsey)). I was not requested to provide a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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