OUR KNOWABLE GOD
Learning How to Relate to Our Invisible Lord
By Rose Noland
Our relationship with our invisible God doesn’t have to be distant; we can attain intimacy with Him by applying the principles that characterize healthy human relationships to our relationship with God.
Our Knowable God discusses the wonderful truth that God wants to be known intimately. It begins with some basics about relationships and the importance of having the proper mindset in approaching our holy God. Relationships are two-sided; both parties must do their part for mutual benefit. Key relational components such as spending time together, communication, respect, acceptance, faithfulness, forgiveness, and love are biblically examined in how God fulfills His role in relating with us; and what our role should be in relating to Him.
Rose relates many personal stories describing her journey in relating with her Savior; the mistakes as well as the successes. She is very open and transparent, meeting her readers at their level.
The purpose of this book is to help everyone who desires closeness with their Creator to achieve intimacy with Him. The intimacy spoken of in this book is not based on feelings, but on the truth of the Word of God. The truths revealed in Scripture about relating with God are exciting! Realities like: God delights in us, we work together with God not just for Him, He wants to confide in us, as well as we in Him—are just a few of the surprises within these pages.
The principles and attitudes necessary to connect with our Maker are clearly explained. Many practical tips are given as well as thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter for further application. The book contains charts, diagrams, appendices, and many biblical references for current or future in-depth study. However, even someone unfamiliar with the Bible can easily read this book because the necessary scriptural verses are contained within the text and is easy to understand. The material could be used repeatedly as one grows in their relationship with God.
Rose has written a tool that is needed in American churches today. While some authors give only their opinions about our relationship with God, Rose makes sure that all she’s written is rooted in the Word of God. This is a careful handling of God’s character and how we ought to relate to Him.
~Pastor Marvin Patrick
Answers Community Church, Martinez, GA
Enthusiastic and Wise
This book is one of the best-researched books I have read. Mrs. Noland doesn’t just tell you about knowing God, she shows you through numerous scripture verses and compelling illustrations. She thoroughly answers the question “How can I relate to someone I can’t see?”
Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her frequent exclamation points make it feel more like a conversation than a scholarly study. However, this work makes an excellent Bible study resource–the appendices give many references for people to use to discover particular aspects of God and their relationship with Him. Well worth the read! ~Heather B.
Wasn’t sure what this book was all about but once I cracked it open and started reading it opened my eyes to what was missing in my relationship with this God who saved me. It is well written and researched and worth a look see. ~C.C.
A Must Have
This book is an excellent read for anyone wanting to grow in their intimacy with the Lord. A wonderful combination of personal experience, application and solid biblical wisdom. It will continue to bless and edify you each time you read it.~Lora Rodriguez
A Book I Can Use Every Day
I love this book. It gives practical ways to help further our walk with Christ. Rose has written with clarity and encouragement. Great insights! ~Pam G.
A Must Read
I have had the privilege of being mentored through this book by Rose. It has helped me to put God in the proper perspective but at the same time shown me how I can have an intimate relationship with Him. Her personal stories and word pictures really help the reader to grasp difficult concepts. She offers very practical ways for relating to God. Rose’s faith is genuine and her desire for everyone to have a vibrant relationship with God is sincere. Due to her openness and relaxed writing style, as well as the useful applications you will feel she is personally mentoring you too. This book is firmly grounded in scripture and has many charts and ideas to continue your growth in the knowledge of God long after you have finished the book. Very well done. ~J.S.
I have had the joy of shepherding Rose and watching her grow over the years. I also have watched her experience the loss of her best earthly friend, her husband Ed. This book is some of the journey that I have been able to observe personally. I believe that you will be blessed to pick this book up and digest it carefully. It is not just words, but a life that has lived it. Read and be blessed. ~Pastor Wally Webster, Mount Airy Bible Church
A Great Encouragement!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone yearning for a healthy, vibrant, loving, real and growing relationship with our Creator. Rose, makes it abundantly clear, through her Truth-filled pages, her practical advice, her conversational writing style and her genuine openness, how we can have that relationship.
I found something useful and inspiring in each and every chapter. I found myself going back to the book to revisit and study the helpful advice. I enjoyed it so much that I bought one for my sister.
Having the privilege of knowing Rose personally, I am completely at ease trusting her advice because I see her live this book out daily. I am thankful she took the time to share her experiences and wisdom, because it has encouraged me and I am sure it will encourage other readers, as well. ~Heather