Sunday, July 11, 2010

Review: Searching for God Knows What

Miller has created an interesting analysis and point of view with regards to people and their relationships (or lack thereof) to God. He begins by exploring his own relationship with God, how he lost his faith and how it was slowly rebuilt. He points out how society tends to paint God based on rules and formulas, but that God paints a bigger picture and that there is no 'self-help' book to point the way that's perfect for everyone.

By starting with his own fall from faith and then rebuilding it, then turning it around and showing what we expect God to be (based on society) he helps us to find the path to our own discovery. He's not giving you the answer, but he's pointing out some basic truths and misconceptions that society gives us as the "one" truth. Getting to know God isn't easy and it certainly isn't a scientific process. The steps that one person takes aren't necessarily going to lead another to the same place. Everyone on a lifeboat may end up at a different destination.

Society tends to imagine God as a mirror image of themselves instead of seeing beyond the reflection to something bigger. We dissect his message looking for the fine print instead of reading the bigger message that's actually there. We're looking everywhere for God instead of where he actually is. Miller is great at using our culture and society as references to reorient ourselves to our search. Definitely a good read, made me want to go back and reread the passages in the bible as he mentions them with a different point of view.

I received this book free from book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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