Beverly Lipford Carroll Finds Spiritual Inspiration in God’s Metaphors

Author's new book shows how God contextualizes himself for people in ‘He Wants You to Know'.

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I want them to see that they are completely known by a God who utterly loves them, despite their mistakes and sins, and that this same God wants to be known by them.

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014

In her new book, “He Wants You to Know” (published by WestBow Press), author Beverly Lipford Carroll offers a new direction for people who find that their relationships are shallow and superficial. She shows them how a profound and fulfilling relationship with God is possible through understanding his character.

Carroll describes “He Wants You to Know” as an examination of the metaphors God uses to teach his people about his heart and his character. Citing passages from the Bible, Carroll shows how God takes concepts that people understand, frames himself within those ideas and says, as Carroll puts it, “in at least some ways I am like that.”

An excerpt from “He Wants You to Know”:

“But in his mercy, God does give us glimpses of his character and his love by providing metaphors throughout his word to help us understand. Metaphors are comparisons not using ‘like’ or ‘as’. God teaches us about himself using metaphors that we do understand. He introduced himself to Moses with the name ‘I AM’, and then began an awesome journey through the desert and through history. Day by day, story by story, he is still revealing himself to his children. His goal is that as we learn to see him as he is, we will become who he created us to be.”

Carroll hopes to show readers how Christianity gives them a chance to form a relationship with God. “I want them to see that they are completely known by a God who utterly loves them, despite their mistakes and sins, and that this same God wants to be known by them,” she says.

He Wants You to Know
By Beverly Lipford Carroll
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781449799373
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781449799380
E-Book | ISBN 9781449799397
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Beverly Lipford Carroll earned her master’s degree at Baylor University. She taught high school English and currently teaches humanities at a local college. She is active in the women’s ministry of her church and teaches Sunday school and Bible study. She and her husband, Jay, live in Richmond, Va., with their two grown sons; she also has a step-daughter in Charlottesville, Va.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit http://www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.


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