The Author of Love

Understanding a Misunderstood God

by Joc Anderson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9781449708030
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781449708047
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781449708023

About the Book

Throughout history, God has been depicted variously as a judgmental tyrant, a grand conciliator, and even as a rather low-key comic, portrayed by the cigar-smoking George Burns in the movie “Oh God!” The question that’s begging to be answered is: Who is God? This devotional evolved out of one person’s desire to portray God in a truer light. In the Book of Job, God reprimanded Job’s friends for failing to speak truthfully about Him. They misrepresented His character. Job, on the other hand, understood His Maker and was, therefore, the single voice of truth in an otherwise corrupt world. Can you honestly say that you know your Creator? Can you speak truthfully about Him? This devotional will help you get to know the real God, who is neither the judgmental tyrant nor the light-weight movie character. He is, if nothing else, a God of love and compassion. At the conclusion of your devotionals, I have formulated a “Love Quotient” (L.Q.) test to measure the depth of your love. The questions are designed to be thought-provoking and insightful. You may also find them a bit daunting and uncomfortable. Answer each question according to your beliefs. There are no wrong or right answers. It is my hope you’ll find this little exercise revealing and instructive of how you love. The answers and Key is also included. Your heart is what you’re all about. May you understand God’s love for you.

About the Author

Joc James A. Anderson considers himself a native Californian. Born in the Philippines, he migrated to America with his family at the age of four. They resided in the Mission District of San Francisco. The family later relocated to Gardena in Southern California. He earned B.S. & M.A. degrees from Loma Linda University. In 2001, he received his doctorate degree in Psychology from Southern California University for Professional Studies. His professional career has been a vocational rehabilitation counselor, addictive personality disorders counselor, instructor and consultant in the private sector. He is a certified C.C.M. & C.D.M.S. He enjoys music, tennis and “feed my sheep” missions. He is a member of the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church, Riverside, CA., U.S.A.