The Purpose of This Book
Have you found God? What do you know of His character? His personality? His attributes? Do you know Him personally?
Trying to accomplish what God wants you to do—without knowing Him and having a relationship with Him—is like using your phone or computer without charging it. It’s similar to starting on a trip without properly charging your phone, only to realize that when you most need it, it’s just a blank screen. You might as well have no phone at all! Electronics depend on electricity.
We depend on God. Our personal knowledge of and relationship with God is our power. Living the Christian life without charging ourselves is impossible. We can’t live the Christian life without being connected to the One who authored it, because the Author Himself is our essential power source. Unfortunately, we often forget to plug ourselves in, but still expect to be able to function properly. We start off on our Christian journey, without a charged battery, and forget that we can’t function without “knowing and applying the character of God.”
If we want our destination to be a home in heaven, we must start by finding our Creator. Without our Creator, we’re only a blank screen. “For in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28).
About This Book
Finding Him sparks a desire in girls to go deeper than external actions, and to find God. For personal, group or classroom use, it provides scripture, reflection, practical goals, assignments and discussion, facilitating a foundational knowledge of God. Finding Him presents four ways in which God relates to us, and three of His characteristics which are evident in each relationship. Girls who have, and girls who have not obeyed the gospel are provided with valuable learning opportunities, encouraging them to plug themselves into the source of spiritual life, wherever they may find themselves on their journey. With a wide spectrum of reading and activities, girls of all ages can benefit from the study.
Connect and Create
Girls who start the study at the beginning of the Fall quarter (the week of September 3, 2016) will have the opportunity to connect with other girls. There will be a chatroom provided here, allowing them to ask questions and interact with others in the study. I will be in the chatroom monitoring and discussing every Monday night at 7 pm (CST).
Furthermore, all girls will have the opportunity to engage in contests, allowing them to use their creativity in a way that relates to what they’ve been studying.
Starting the Study
I suggest, if possible, arranging for this book to be taught in a Bible class setting, or in a girls study group. I taught this material in the spring, and the girls were requested to do the homework on their own (it can easily be completed in a week, if one were to dedicate just 10-15 minutes a day to it). On Sunday, we reviewed portions of the material, and worked through the discussion questions as time allowed. Students can interact in the chatroom and in the contests on their own throughout the week. This book can also be used in homeschool, or as a mother/daughter study. Of course, it can be used in many ways, and I look forward to hearing the creative ways in which you implement it!
- The book will be released at Polishing the Pulpit, on August 22, 2016.
- It is available for purchase online at the Colley House Store.
- A basic downloadable version of it will be available for free.
- For FAQs click here.