Knowing the Heart of God

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The words and wisdom of George MacDonald, one of the nineteenth-century's greatest thinkers, are now available in modern paperback editions. Discovering the Character of God and Knowing the Heart of God have been carefully put together by editor Michael Phillips. Combining thematically relevant portions of poetry, sermons, and fiction, each title will help lead serious readers into deeper regions of faith in God.

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Overview

The words and wisdom of George MacDonald, one of the nineteenth-century's greatest thinkers, are now available in modern paperback editions. Discovering the Character of God and Knowing the Heart of God have been carefully put together by editor Michael Phillips. Combining thematically relevant portions of poetry, sermons, and fiction, each title will help lead serious readers into deeper regions of faith in God.

Knowing the Heart of God presents MacDonald's philosophy for discovering life's great truths. He insisted this could be done in a simple two-step process by first realizing who God is, and then obeying him. MacDonald trumpets obedience as the door in knowing God intimately. A challenging work, Knowing the Heart of God ultimately brings readers to the very feet of a loving father who wants to be known by his faithful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764223129
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet, preacher, and novelist was one of the most original and influential writers of Victorian Britain. He wrote over 50 books with millions of copies sold, and he was one of the most popular authors of the day on both sides of the Atlantic.

Drawn to the pulpit early, MacDonald eventually left to pursue his writing. Numbered among Dickens, Trollope, and other giants of the age as a novelist, MacDonald ended his career with over fifty books ranging from fantastical literature, to children's stories, to critical essays, and numerous novels. In addition to writing, MacDonald lectured extensively.

MacDonald's fiction combined the man's immense spiritual understanding with his innate storytelling ability. His works have influenced writers like C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1. Wrongly Knowing Christ 17
2. Knowing Christ Aright 29
3. The Truth in Christ 41
4. The Hardness of the Way 55
5. The Cause of Spiritual Ignorance 69
6. Trust God by Obeying Christ 79
7. Truth Is of the Spirit Not the Letter 93
8. Recognizing the Son 103
9. Self-Denial 115
10. Following Christ 125
11. The Results of Following Christ 135
12. Seeing God 151
13. Hungering After Righteousness 161
14. A Family of Peacemakers 171
15. The Heirs of Heaven 181
16. The Heirs of the Earth 193
17. True Possession 199
18. To Know the Father, Obey the Son 211
19. The Way of the Commandments 225
20. To Reach the High Places 233
21. Children Not Slaves 243
22. Freedom 257
23. The Heart With the Treasure 265
24. The First Business of Life--To Obey the Father 273
25. The Perfect Will of God Must Be Done 281
26. The Eloi 289
27. Choosing to Be Made in God's Image 299
28. Love in the Law 313
29. Love Thy Neighbor 321
30. Learning Universal Brotherhood 329
31. Love Your Enemy 339
32. The End of Enmity 347
Notes 353
Bibliography 358
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Obedience Goes Before Knowledge

    The main idea that permeates this entire book is that obedience comes before understanding. Men seek to understand God reather than obey Him when Obeying Him is the only way to understand. This book will provide you with new inspiration- not to understand God more, but to obey Him more. This book also serves as a good resource for learning about God's love. One of McDonald's favorite topics is the inexorable love of God, and the editor of this book did not abandon that subject. Anyone who finds solely non-fiction books too dry should try this book. The editor combines selections from McDonald's sermons, his fiction, and his poetry. George McDonald himself would be pleased with the selections printed in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    A resource for faith's journey

    A constant flow of ideas, encouragement, and insights into faith's journey. The editor co-mingles essays, poems, and book excerpts from MacDonald, clustered around Biblical theme's and texts. I used this as a study guide, devotional resource, and pure pleasure reading. Give yourself this gift -- a book full of good writing, powerful intellect, and spiritual hope for daily life.

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