I See You, and I Know! by Sheila G. Bullock

I See You, and I Know!

G_od's All-Seeing Eye and Inescapable Presence
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brief Christian devotional centering on the omniscience of God.

“We cannot escape from the watching eye of G-d,” Bullock writes in her nonfiction debut, a note she strikes often in her short personal handbook, assuring—or perhaps warning—her readers that “G-d knows where we sit….He knows your location and where you are situated.” But despite the somewhat ominous suggestion that one is subject to constant and judgmental surveillance, her intent is embracing. She continues on slightly unsettlingly about the way, in her view, God knows even what you’re wearing and whether it flatters you. But her main point is that God acts as an attentive parent rather than a vigilant prison guard. “He knows,” she writes, “when you are inactive and refuse to participate in the game of life.” The booklet often revisits not so much the vigilance of God but rather the concept of “the game of life.” We follow the author through everyday activities—caring for her young daughter, going to a doctor’s appointment, etc.—and while she’s describing these things, she offers small ways to weave spirituality into the day; e.g., copying down favorite passages from Scripture and sharing them with like-minded friends. The text is self-evidently intended solely for such like-minded friends; this isn’t a work for winning converts or settling arguments. In fact, this book itself, fitting easily in purse or backpack, is a good example of just the kind of daily faith prompt the author encourages her readers to take with them everywhere.

A brief, emphatic call for Christians to take heart in the sheer attentiveness of God.

Pub Date: July 30th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-49-088257-4
Page count: 62pp
Publisher: Westbow Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
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