How God Thinks: Revealing God’s Heart Through The Language of Symbolism
God provided mankind with a way to build a relationship with Him through the use of symbolism which David Vancelette highlights throughout the book. The opportunities that God has provided to help us strive for a new way of thinking are vividly detailed through poignant examples of symbolism compared against examples of broken symbolism. How God Thinks contains a thorough breakdown of this symbolism to reveal how to understand how these symbols show God’s heart. Examples include symbolic punishment and symbols relating to marriage, sex, beauty, and blood. The aim of the book is to help others create a new dimension in their relationship with Him and to guide them in a deeper understanding of His word.
This book is rooted in real experiences and exploration of Vancelette’s journey to understanding the symbols woven throughout God’s word. The focus of How God Thinks centers on how the Bible reveals God’s heart and Vancelette strives to help others understand how these symbols are an important vehicle of communication. The need to search for answers creates a deeper connection to God’s symbolism found throughout the Bible and the foreshadowing of these symbols are carefully highlighted through examples. The book has an honest tone that stems from Vancelette being open about his own journey with symbolism such as beginning the book with how his father struggled with PTSD after the war. The symbolism explored primarily focuses on relationships and the difference between symbols that are respected and followed, and those that are disrespected and broken.
References are incorporated throughout such as historical examples of Biblical symbolism that reveal Michelangelo’s focus in his art with figures like David who was both praised and punished by God. Biblical references are woven throughout include the destruction of Jericho, killing the innocent lamb, punishment of David, and the symbolism of beauty, justice, sex, marriage, and blood. Relationships are part of the essence of How God Thinks which is seen through the stories of David, the fall of Lucifer, and the removal of Adam and Eve from the garden. The book takes an analytic and opinionated approach to uncovering the symbolic value placed upon various topics which are detailed through a well-organized structure, a passionate voice, and an honest tone. How God Thinks uncovers an aspect of God’s character through His use of symbolism in the Bible and draws a deeper understanding of how to build a relationship with Him.
|Page Count||240 pages|
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