Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places

Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places

by Chad Bird


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Most of us are regular people who have good days and bad days. Our lives are radically ordinary and unexciting. That means they're the kind of lives God gets excited about. While the world worships beauty and power and wealth, God hides his glory in the simple, the mundane, the foolish, working in unawesome people, things, and places.

In our day of celebrity worship and online posturing, this is a refreshing, even transformative way of understanding God and our place in his creation. It urges us to treasure a life of simplicity, to love those whom the world passes by, to work for God's glory rather than our own. And it demonstrates that God has always been the Lord of the cross—a Savior who hides his grace in unattractive, inglorious places.

Your God Is Too Glorious reminds readers that while a quiet life may look unimpressive to the world, it's the regular, everyday people that God tends to use to do his most important work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075667
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,121,075
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chad Bird has served as a pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as assistant professor of Hebrew and exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and as a guest lecturer at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia. He has contributed articles to the Lutheran Witness, Gottesdienst, Concordia Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Modern Reformation, Concordia Pulpit Resources, Logia, Higher Things, and The Federalist. He is the author of The Infant Priest, Christ Alone, and Night Driving. In addition to hosting, he is a regular contributor to and He lives in Texas.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 God Hiding in Plain Sight 11

2 Friends in Low Places 27

3 Godforsaken Hangouts 47

4 Unorthodox Headhunter 65

5 Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight 83

6 Saints John and Jane Doe 101

7 Unsexy Church 117

8 Learning about God in the Devil's Classroom 137

9 Life in the Blood 153

10 Doing Nothing to the Glory of God 171

Notes 187

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