Monday, August 15, 2011

A Christian Atheist

 Does the way you live your life reflect your belief in God?  In The Christian Atheist, author Craig Groeschel addressed why some of us say we believe in God, but then live as if He doesn't exist. 

Maybe you're a member of your church, but you're secretly ashamed of your past.  Perhaps you've heard about the love of God, but you're still not convinced that God totally loves you.  Or even though you know that God exists, you're prayer life is basically nonexistent.  Perhaps you know what God wants you to do, but you still do whatever you want.  Do you really want to trust God as your provider, but still worry about how you're going to get by?  Groeschel covers these issues and more.  He challenges us to learn to know and walk with God more intimately.  As you get to know Him, you'll live boldly for Him, excitedly sharing your faith with others, less and less concerned about what they think.

Get to know God.  When you do, you'll never be the same!
I was sent a copy of this book for review by the publisher.

 Continuing my list of blessings, counting to 1,000 gifts and beyond with Anne and others at A Holy Experience. 

211.  Sleeping in on a Monday morning
212.  Seeing a movie in the middle of a Monday with my husband and youngest son.
213.  Big break in the heat wave
214.  Preseason football
215.  Lunch with my sweet sisters
216.  Celebrating my dad's 71st birthday
217.   Job interview for my oldest son
218.  Daughter's van completely fixed
219.  God's provision so we could fix the van
220.  God's chisel
221.  The fact that I'm not who I used to be
222.  Awesome, awesome worship service
223.  Kneeling in the Presence of the Almighty God
224.  Remembering that worship is not something we do with our mouths, but with our hearts
225.  Reese's Blizzard from Dairy Queen (didn't I list that one before?  Oh well, I love them!)

Many blessings,


  1. Hi Lisa - I've read this book and I really enjoyed it. I love how easy it was to read and how much it made sense.
    God bless

  2. I want to read this book! I am reading his book Weird right now.

    mmm...Dairy Queen ;)

  3. Thanks for the review! I have been wanting to read that one, gotta get through my tall stack of books first. Lol.

    Today I am thankful for:
    1) Lunch with my sweet sisters! :)
    2) Friday evening at home to relax.
    3) Worshipping with church family on Sunday.
    4) A very encouraging message from my pastor.
    5) Sunday evening drives to DQ for ice cream.
    6) Heating pad for an achy back.
    7) Parents who take the grandkids on special trips.
    8) My husband's job.

  4. Sounds like an encouraging book. Thanks for the recommendation. Love your 1000 Thanks list!
    Pam at

  5. That sounds like a great book! Thankful for the cooler weather here too.

  6. Love book reviews and I hadn't heard of this one. Sounds worth my time! Reeses Blizzards are the best, I agree.

  7. I must can never be thankful enough for a reeses favorite for sure...and cooler weather is such a gift.

  8. That book sounds really good. Great list, I am thankful for an almighty all Holy Father who came down the mountain to live in the valley with me. I am thankful for His Presence all around us yesterday AND continuing today. We saw God yesterday sister <3

  9. wonderful list. . .yes, provisions. . .we just had our son's car fixed and praising the Lord for that!

    I laughed when I read your comment. :) Ranch helps those nasty, "good for me" veggies go down. My mother is pleased now, because I eat my veggies :)

    Love all the ways he provides for us!

  10. Sounds like I should add that book to my reading list Lisa... Thanks for the review!

    Great list! And don't worry, you're safe mentioning Blizzards more than once... :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!

  11. Sounds like an awesome book!!! Love the list too, especially DQ :)

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing this book with us, sounds like a good book to read. There are a lot in the Church who live as though they do not believe in God. It is sad.

  13. God's chisel. I too am thankful for the molding, shaping and pruning of the Lord in my life!