Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Deeper Life by Daniel Henderson

*I received this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review from Bethany House Publishers.

A theme that has gone throughout recent history is this: am I making a difference? Many struggle over whether or not they can answer the affirmative to that very question. In his recent book, Daniel Henderson addresses this question by giving eight vital longings of your soul and how to satisfy them.  These longings are:

-Who is God?
-Who am I?
-Why am I here?
-What Really Matters?
-What shall I do?
-How shall I do it?
-When shall I do it?
-How will I finish?

Henderson's book addresses these questions and then has exercises in the back of the book for the reader to perform. By doing, the questions began to be answered as the reader develops their beliefs and passions. For example, to answer "Who is God?" the reader is asked to write out what they believe about God. Do I see Him as merciful, judgmental, distant, intimate?

By developing a theological statement, the reader begins to develop their worldview. This in turns begins to lay the foundation for how a person will live. Henderson's goal is that a person will be transformed by knowing God more fully which then translates to purpose: how I will live my life.

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