“Yes, God is dangerous. He’s not a house cat; he’s a lion.”
We have lost the awe. We have lost the wonder. We have lost the majesty that encompasses who our God is. And this is all our fault.
We have tried to tame God, and in doing so, we have lost sight of who He really is. Because He isn’t some house cat.
He is a lion, He is a tiger on the loose.
Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal, pours out his heart in a desperate cry for the church to realize who their God is. He is not simply a God of love and forgiveness, He is one who is awesome in power and fearfully wonderful. Unfortunately this is a notion that has largely been forgotten in the Church.
With endearing personal stories and provocative theological thoughts, Drew Dyck endeavors to show the church this lost defining characteristic of their Creator and Savior. Yawning at Tigers is the book a generation of sleeping Christians need to wake up to the overwhelming reality of a Holy God.
Nothing could have prepared me for how powerful and potent Yawning at Tigers was going to be. Drew Dyck has really got something here. Not only is he talking about something that the church has completely neglected for the last 25 years, but he does it in such a way that you do not feel dumb. You don’t feel like you are shamed for not realizing this is who God is before
Rather, Dyck carefully and gently unveils the truth that was always there. He crafts such a solid argument that God is a wild and holy Being. There is no need for more discussion stuffed with theological double talk, but with common and easily understood stories and metaphors.
If this book is not being quoted or used in a small group in your church community, that must be fixed immediately. The Church needs to hear the truth Drew Dyck is speaking, “God is Holy.”
We might imagine that God is a sort of Superman, just like you or me but with additional powers. But that kind of thinking betrays a dangerous illusion about God’s nature.
The truth is God is radically different from us, in degree and kind.
He is ontologically dissimilar, wholly other, dangerous, alien, holy and wild.
Yawning at Tigers was completely understanding and highly underrated.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, as it was a truly refreshing and challenging read.
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