by Andrew Wilson
I have often been asked which book I would recommend to a new Christian, or indeed to an established believer who wants to start reading. I think I have invariably answered that they should read J I Packer’s famous classic Knowing God.
Above all, Christians need to know God. It is with real enthusiasm, therefore, that I am now also able to recommend a new and very worthy additional book, Incomparable by Andrew Wilson, a young man from the Newfrontiers King’s Church in Eastbourne, UK.
It is possible to be a Christian and yet remain ignorant of God, or become as A W Tozer said, ‘…snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him.’ Some would argue, ‘I don’t want to know about God, I want to know God Himself.’
Though this sounds a fine distinction, it is actually false in that knowing God, like knowing any one, also consists in knowing about Him.
Andrew has written an excellent book, faithful to Scripture, full of insight, humour and fascinating facts, and with a delightful and engaging writing style.
His chapters are short and very accessible and the book is published under the Survivor label, reminding us that young people were also in mind when the book was published.
This book will bless and build up any believer who reads it. It can be read as an aide to daily devotion. It can be kept for reference. It will certainly be an eye-opener to the young Christian, and it will warm your heart as you freshly meditate on the wonder of the God in whom you have put your trust.
Everybody should have a copy and your teenage son or daughter will be inspired, helped and intrigued if they can be encouraged to read through their own copy and treasure it for a lifetime.