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Book Review: The Pleasure of His Company by Dutch Sheets — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks for your review Cheryl. While I totally agree that we can have a “relationship” or friendship with God and be more intimate with Him, I sometimes observe a lack of “balance” – or that this aspect can be over-emphasized. There seems a “tension” in the Scriptures that God is both immanent and transcendent. God is both near to us and far above us. Etc. And over-emphasizing either can lead to various problems. I know you said the book is not theological, but I just wondered if this is addressed in any away in the book? Also, could you share what some chapters are about? Thanks!

    • I know what you mean but I usually see the intimate aspect ignore in favor of the transcendent aspect. I don’t recall him mentioning the transcendent part but I could have missed it. It wasn’t theological but there were PLENTY of scriptures mentioned along the way…One of my favorite chapters was called, The Face, and it was about how we are to seek His face. The Hebrew word for face is paneh which is also the word for presence which is how it became that seeking His face is the same as seeking His presence. Another really good chapter was all about when the ark was Obed-edom’s house in the old Testament, the chapter called The Spoiler. The story was not new to me but it was a good reminder and I thoroughly enjoy this author’s writing style and added little nuggets.