Book Review: Beloved Dust
I just finished reading Beloved Dust: Drawing Closer To God By Discovering The Truth About Yourself. This book was co-written by Jamin Goggen and Kyle Strobel. As a pastor and theology professor. these men are very involved in studying and teaching God’s word. The book resulted from their own realizations that many Christians share a common lack of finding rest and true abiding in God. This book is to encourage Christians, that although self-help strategies and personal resolutions may fail to draw you closer to God….Jesus will not. By recognizing that we are dust, but not any dust….His Beloved Dust….we can embrace a different process of allowing Christ to draw us and knit us closer to God.
I give this book 5/5 stars because of the applicable truths contained. Like so many who seek “something more” in relationship to God, I have chosen tactics of trying to draw nearer to God vs just learning to abide in God. To see yourself as dust, your raw being, and to then recognize that no matter how broken or flawed you may be in your sin…..you are beloved, is freeing. I learned more about what God’s idea of “rest” should be and how to truly abide and rest in HIm. I also valued the impact this book made on my perspective about prayer.
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