None Greater (Book Review)
By Benjamin H. Liles
In perhaps one of the best known Christian songs says it the same way as Matthew Barrett does for this book. Chris Tomlins wrote for the pre-Chorus for the song God of This City, "There is no one like our God." So, what does this have to do with Barrett's book None Greater? Everything. God is unlike any other who pretends to be Him: There is no one like our God. I've had the greatest time reading this book and it has gotten me to see the God of this world, of this universe, is more powerful than a raging flood.
If anyone has had the chance to see the power of flood waters at work knows the immense power of water. Times this by infinity and you have God's power all wrapped up. But here's the catch: no one on this planet alive understands God's power. God explains it to Job this way, "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding...When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:2-7, New King James).
In the same way Matthew Barrett does his best in showing the wild and woolly attributes of God. From showing us that God doesn't depend upon man, that God is more than the sum of the Father, The Holy Spirit, and the Son -- Jesus Christ, and the fact He never changes we get the point that God is far above and higher than us: He is to be revered a such. It is in this blogger's review of None Greater that I find this is a book worth reading and diving into. I received a complimentary cope of this book from Baker Books for a fair and objective review.
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