Truth on Fire: Gazing at God Until Your Heart Sings – Adam Ramsey

Truth on Fire: Gazing at God Until Your Heart Sings by Adam Ramsey, Ray Ortlund
Published by Good Book Company on September 1, 2021
Genres: Non-Fiction, Christian Life, Theology
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four-half-stars

What would it look like to genuinely love God will all our heart, soul, mind and strength? To have a faith marked by right thinking AND right feeling? To know God deeply AND worship him passionately? That's truth on fire.
Adam Ramsey invites us to engage both our minds and our hearts in our walk with God and to grow in a faith marked by biblical thinking and spiritual intensity.
Each chapter looks at an attribute of God and how it leads to joy-soaked moment-by-moment communion with God. Adam Ramsey sums it up like this:
"My hope in these following pages is to paint a biblical portrait of what God is actually like, so that we can gaze upon him together until our hearts can't help but sing [and we] behold him in such a way that our daily experience is transformed with a deepened awareness of who it is we pray to, who it is that is with us, and who it is that we are loved by."
Whether you're on fire for God and want to get to know him better or you have been walking with him for so long that it's all begun to feel a bit dry, this book is for you.

In this book, Adam Ramsey writes about the importance of knowing God through both theory and experience, instead of only prioritizing theological knowledge or emotional response. Throughout the book, he writes about different aspects of God’s character and the gospel, hoping that readers will develop a deeper love of God through seeing His goodness, power, and glory displayed. Truth on Fire: Gazing at God Until Your Heart Sings speaks to both the mind and the heart, and Ramsey writes in an engaging, personable style.

Although everything that this book teaches was already familiar to me, I found it encouraging, and I know that I would have found this very helpful and eye-opening when I was younger and first beginning to deepen my understanding of the Christian faith. I would highly recommend this to new believers, and to those who are beginning to learn more about their faith. This is also a good resource for people who know a lot about God, but who tend to delve into academic materials that emphasize theoretical aspects of faith at the expense of deeper emotion and practical life connections.

Throughout Truth on Fire, Ramsey speaks to readers in a personal way, sharing occasional stories from his life without overloading the book with too many personal details. He strikes the right balance between offering his personal voice and focusing on God, and the book is very well-written, with lots of insightful turns of phrase and unique ways of expressing familiar concepts. This is a great book for teenagers and adults who want to deepen or refresh their knowledge of God.

four-half-stars