Simply reading the Bible, I encountered not a misty vapor, but an actual Person. A Person as unique and distinctive and colorful as any person I know…I marveled at how much God lets human beings affect him. I was unprepared for the joy and anguish—in short—the passion of the God of the universe…I had lost the force of the passionate relationship God seeks above all else. The people who related to God best—Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah—treated him with startling familiarity…They treated him like a person.

—Phillip Yancey, Disappointment with God

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