“God is big. Really, really big.” This quote really encapsulates what this book is really about. In his typical story telling fashion, author Louie Giglio gives us an amazing picture of the greatness, beauty and majesty of who God is and, more importantly, who we are not. I am a tall person, but after reading this book, I really feel small, and that is a good thing.
I have never read anything by Louie Giglio but have heard great things about his material. This was a great opportunity for me to be introduced to his writing and was not disappointed. Throughout this read we are constantly reminded about how great God as we are taken on a journey from the Old Testament, to the edges of the universe, and then to the core of our hearts. As readers on this “Story of God” being reminded of how small we really are is not necessarily a bad thing, because in the end, we are being called to be a part of the narrative that God is writing.
Giglio puts it this way, “Before time, God perpetually lived in the presence of God-a beautiful triune deity surrounding Himself with Himself in endless, brilliant, and utterly mind-blowing splendor.” “Yet even in this state of eternal, pre-beginning, before-time divine bliss, God had you in mind.”
After we are shown the greatness of God, the author then takes us to our own smallness and the frailty that live with, but he does not leave us there. He again shows us the greatness of God through what He has done in order to restore the ‘image bearer’ back to where we came from. This is a great read for anyone who is looking to understand how great and powerful God really is, and what He has done in order to bring us back, all for His glory.
I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for this review.