The Nearness of God: His Presence with His People (Explorations in Biblical Theology)
Burns, J. Lanier
"Our twenty-first century world flounders as never before trying to find a spiritual center of gravity. Here is a contemporary, yet scholarly, text to stabilize, strengthen and encourage seeking hearts. Burns shoots his arrows straight to the Problem-Solver, the ultimate, easily-understood Answer for inner peace of mind. I highly recommend this excellent tool for pastors, ministry leaders and anyone in pursuit of ultimate truth.See All
Howard G. Hendricks
Distinguished Professor, Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary
"God’s presence is no minor topic as The Nearness of God shows so beautifully. God with us is about how he draws near. So draw near to this fine book and draw nearer to God."See All
Research Professor of NT Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"This is an encouraging and helpful book by an insightful and seasoned scholar. In The Nearness of God, Lanier Burns sheds much light on a wonderful but neglected biblical theme - God’s presence. Readers will find their theology deepened, their hope rekindled, and their joy increased."See All
Christopher W. Morgan
Professor of Theology, California Baptist University Riverside, CA
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For many people, God is an abstract figure who set the world running but is now largely absent from it. Even Christians can fall into this trap of thinking. Academics spend their time merely talking about God. Churches exist for their own fulfillment. When this happens, God seems far away.
But in the Bible, God is not only center-stage; he is intimately involved with his people. Lanier Burns shows us that, at each stage of the unfolding story of God and his people, God's presence is never far away.
Published October 2009
About the Author
J. Lanier Burns (ThM, ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Texas, Dallas) is senior research professor of theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Since 1973, he has served as the president of the Asian Christian Academy in Bangalore, India.
About this Series: The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.