Oh my goodness what a fabulous book that was. It’s not a deeply theological book, it doesn’t get into controversial issues, it simply describes the joy of loving God.
The author, Margaret Feinberg, doesn’t delve into religious issues that can separate Christians today. Instead, she challenges us to strip away our pre-conceived notions of who God is and what the world tells us abot God. Who does God say He is? The answer is in the bible – pages and pages and pages of God’s Word, unpolluted. Untarnished. Organic.
Margaret’s joy in exploring God is contagious. God is ever so righteous and holy and pure that it’s incedible that he would desire a relationship with us, fallen, sinful people. But He does! And God extends his beckoning in a myriad a way. Margaret doesn’t try to tell us who God is – I suppose she’d risk herself becoming part of the pollution – but she tells us where to look and the joy in finding him. I read this book in a single sitting and then read through the thought-provoking questions in the back. Why so quickly? My wife noticed the excitement at such a wonderful, joyful book and wanted to read it when I was done. When I was done, she claimed the book, but I told her when she was done, I wanted to read it again. 🙂
I am freshly challenged and encouraged to seek God anew. Who is God? What does He want from me? What does He want for me? I have the answers – an indwelling holy Spirit and His Word to study and absorb. I have creation around me that God created to express His beauty. And I have a fresh perspective on finding all God would have me know about Him.
In case you can’t tell, I heartily recommend this book. In the back, Margaret Feingold mentions her website. It took but a moment to find The Organic God on her website – and even better, Chapter 1, An Organic Appetite, available in PDF form. Read it and see if you’re energized, too.