Author: Bird, Chad
Brand: Baker Books
Number Of Pages: 192
Release Date: 02-01-2018
From Back Cover: Most of us lead radically ordinary lives - 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.
"Your God Is Too Glorious is a portrayal of the love and humility of a God whom, sadly, many in the modern church have replaced with an idol of power and haughtiness. As I read it I found myself weeping for joy and repenting with gratitude. I'm sure you will too."-- Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, author of Home: How Heaven and the New Earth Satisfy Our Deepest Longings
"If it didn't feel too obviously ironic, I would call this book glorious. This is probably not how you had the Bible stories told to you. Especially in a culture where strength is the number one qualification of its gods, this is the book I wish my Sunday school teacher had read."-- Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary, California, author of Core Christianity
"Chad Bird has lived the dark fall from respected theological scholar to defrocked cast-out, and has found in and through his descent and redemption that the theology of the cross is not just an abstract notion but the one true gift, one that has led him from death to new life."-- Heather Choate Davis, author, speaker, and theologian
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 is the author of The Infant Priest, Christ Alone, and Night Driving.