In this stimulating and heartfelt book, Dr. Harold Shank leads us through an in-depth study of scripture that will help us find out what makes God’s heart beat. Dr. Shank also explores how to reconcile some of the difficult-to-comprehend aspects of God’s heart. “How can His goodness and love be reconciled with His command to utterly destroy a certain group of people?” or “If God cares about brokenhearted people, why are there so many of them in our world?” Dr. Shank provides us with essential awareness of the relationship between God’s patience and His justice. Christians and nonbelievers alike will enjoy this discussion that will examine the heart of God.
“God’s love is an unmerited loyalty by which God binds Himself to His people” (Page 169)
“I believe that in God we have found the exceptional, not the ordinary. In Him we have something unique, not a duplicate. The mass produced gods of the idol-makers and the catalogs of world views churned out by the world’s thinkers do not measure up to the unique God of the Bible.” (Page 148)
“How can I know you? How can I be sure you are present?’ God responds by telling Moses His name. God, by giving His name, says, ‘Let me tell you My name so you can know Me and be sure I am with you.’” (Page 185)
“Rembrandt’s depiction only when he placed his ear against his father’s beating chest, did the son know his father’s deep compassion.” (Page 23)
“Adam and Noah who talk with Him up close and personal, but He is in control of the lives of people like me.” (Page 36)
This book not only articulates some of the greatest truths about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It also goes on to map in concrete ways what these great truths mean for those who live in the world and deal with ordinary, everyday trials. The book is a fine balance of abstract principle and practical wisdom. The book is rich in example, application, and personal narrative.
—Darryl Tippens, Author of Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life
Harold Shank has written a book that reveals the great heart of our gloriously infinite God. He opens our hearts to the heart of God accurately because he goes to the source, God's own Word, where God reveals His heart. The Heart of God is saturated with Scripture.
—Dr. Cecil May Jr. Dean, V. P. of Black College of Biblical Studies, Faulkner University