“Bethel, a ‘house of God’ relationship, allows one to know the blessings of salvation without ever experiencing the pleasure of His company. At this level of relationship Jesus is more a Savior than a friend, and God is more of a distant ruler than an affectionate Father. A Penuel, face-to-face relationship, on the other hand, changes everything. Jesus becomes our Friend . . ., God becomes Abba-Papa . . ., and the Holy Spirit becomes our close Helper.” – Dutch Sheets
If your desire is to enjoy this deeper, face-to-face relationship with our loving God, you will appreciate the insights to be found in Dutch Sheets new book, The Pleasure of His Company. Thirty short chapters (easily read one a day for a month) will mentor you, the reader, on this practice of lingering often with God, coming to know Him better, learning to walk His way. Sheets uses both Bible and personal insights to help readers understand the truths he wants to share, to help them discover why God is about so much more than providing salvation and how it is possible to live as His friend. Each chapter ends with a meaningful prayer that also serves as a chapter summary, a call to action, an earnest plea to God, and a pledge to delve right in.
I enjoyed reading this book—especially through this Easter season. It’s one I recommend.
Bethany House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.