Every edition of every Bible is illustrated, but some people have never seen the pictures. If you haven’t seen the pictures in your Bible you are missing out on a substantial display of the work of The Greatest Artist; but more profoundly, you are not grasping the enormity of the treasure you have in your Bible; nor are you comprehending the wide-ranging impact God intends for the Bible to have in your life. In God’s Word Is… The Bible’s Metaphors For Itself, Faye Hake points out and expounds fifteen of the Bible’s effective metaphors for itself. These are God’s own picture explanations of what this written gift is meant to do for us. The book powerfully portrays the kindness of God in giving us His Written Word that we might come to know The Living Word. God’s Word Is… encourages us to reap the full benefit of all God intends His Word to be for us by approaching our daily Bible reading with these metaphors in mind. Hake points out the importance of acknowledging the truth in each metaphor. She brings the book to life by providing concrete examples from her own life and the lives of others that help readers see how to read the Bible as though it is a burning fire, how to profit from the ultra-sound-like mirror of our souls, how to run in the path of God’s commands, how to soak up the refreshing life giving rains of the word, what to do with the great spoils that are ours, or how to use the infallible, comprehensive, always-current GPS that God has provided to navigate through life. God’s Word is ... engenders love for both the Gift and the Giver, especially as it becomes clear that these evocative metaphors are God’s pictures not only for his Written Word, but for the Living Word as well. This book is a rich practical resource for growing your own faith or the faith of those you are shepherding. It is potent personal devotional material. It serves well as an adult or high school Sunday school curriculum, as a small group read aloud, or as Christian school or home school Bible curriculum. Its all-ages-integrated style of writing makes it suitable for family worship times.
Faye Hake, Paperback, ISBN 10: 0988220601, ISBN 13: 9780988220607