Why I Wrote Wiki God

Wiki God is a book that has been a work in progress…a long progress. Here’s why I wrote the book.

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I began following Jesus when I was seven years old. Like every believer, I’ve had times of encouraging growth and times of glaring apathy. My story has significant milestones along the way that formed me into who I am. One such pivotal moments happened while listening to a sermon when I was in college. The preacher casually mentioned a quote from some guy named A.W. Tozer. I have no idea what he said afterward because my mind and heart were being undone as I wrestled with the quote’s claims.

“What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.”

A.W. Tozer

I wanted to object with the deceased Tozer, but I could not. Knowing God is my greatest pursuit. To understand him should be my highest priority. My theology will dictate my life. After the service that day, I searched out the writings of Tozer and was introduced to his teachings on the attributes of God. His lofty depictions of God infected my mind in the most glorious of ways. He gave me permission to think and to speak boldly about God.

During that time, I was finally becoming the Bible student that I always knew I should be. I truly developed a love for meditating and memorizing the Word of God. It was life-changing. I began to see the Bible as a description of God rather than a self-help book for me. As I scoured the pages, I began to understand and cherish the God of the Bible rather than the opinions of the culture. While training for ministry, I was given opportunities to preach and teach in different contexts. As often as I could, I would teach the attributes of God in some way. One of the first studies I ever did with a group of college students was the initial version of the outline of this book. I cherished each and every opportunity to teach others regarding the importance of knowing the biblically accurate attributes of God.

I drafted chapters of this book over the years, but fear of falling short kept putting it back on the shelf. Recently, I taught the attributes of God to group at our church. Part of those in attendance were a diverse group of men going through addiction recovery. As I walked men who were raised in the church and those who were having their first exposure in our presence, I once again realized the desperate nature of proper theology.

We cannot love a God whom we do not know. We cannot follow God if we don’t know his direction.

After the completion of the study, I decided to number my days (Ps. 90:12) and get this book finished because I will never arrive at a place where I can adequately describe God in a manner of which he is worthy.

I have never poured my heart over something as much as I have this book. I told my wife that this is my magnum opus. Even if no one else reads it, my soul needed the work while writing it.

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