Book review: Finding friendship with God

Title: Finding friendship with God

Author: Floyd McClung

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

Many of us see the holy God as our master, king, or father. Though we know that Jesus said “… I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.” [John 15:15], we may have difficulties seeing God as a friend. The author wants to show us, through this book, how God is actually a friend, and how we can embrace this friendship.

To know God as a friend, we need to know His character first. Thus in the first chapter, the author explains a few of his characteristics. I find it very refreshing so I am jotting the main points here.

  1. God is infinite
  2. God is self-existent
  3. God is all-powerful
  4. God is spirit
  5. God is truth
  6. God is unchanging
  7. God is majestic
  8. God is wise
  9. God is holy
  10. God is love

After explaining the characteristics, the author went on to explore the barriers obstructing the friendship and how to overcome them. The main message of this book is about knowing God, and the author conveys this using stories from his life experience and the bible. This approach makes an easy read. This book may be evangelistic in nature, but believers will also find it insightful on seeking a deeper friendship with God.

“God is a Friend who listens. He invites you to draw closer to Him as He shares with you the desires of His heart.”

PS: I received this book as a gift from a friend. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.


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