Book Description: (from Book Sneeze website)
If you are one of those people who is not convinced that there is a God, this
book is for you. If you are one of those Christians who desire more power with
God, this is the right book for you. If you are one of those ministers who want
more power in your preaching and teaching, this is indeed the book for you, and
you will all want to read excerpts from it over and over. Many will want to use
it for a reference book.
My Review: *
I chose to read “Who is God” by David Jemison because I thought it would be a commentary on who God tells us He is. I was very surprised to find this book was about Mr. Jemison’s life story in ministry. He led us through the experiences in life that brought him to preaching. We did see how he felt God in his life during this time, but many of these stories were hard to believe or rang false for me.
I had a really hard time finishing this book because I found so much false doctrine. An example of this is Mr. Jemison’s discussion about Jesus as a unique being that never existed before he came to earth and will never exist again. This type of statement goes against the Bible which tells us that Jesus existed in the beginning and that we are to be like Him. I also found many of his stories about how God moved in his life hard to believe. Though God tells us that He has given us all we need to believe in Him, according to Mr. Jemison God did a personal miracle to bring his father to become saved. This salvation of course comes through a prayer that can never be found in the Bible. All in all, I was very disappointed in the book, and would not recommend for anyone to read, especially not someone who is not grounded enough in the Bible to see the contradictions in this book.
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2 thoughts on “Who is God by David L. Jemison”
I couldn’t even finish the book. I tried but it was so hard to read. I found myself suspicious of the author from the very beginning because of the letter he said was dictated from God. I don’t know the author from Adam and had no reason to trust the letter or his supposed visions. I’m surprised that no one else has reviewed it but I don’t think many will want to read it after several poor reviews on BookSneeze and Amazon. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who found the doctrine suspect!
I try to be careful when it comes to being critical about people’s conversion stories, but this was hard to swallow. I do not want to be the person that quenches the abilities of the Holy Spirit, but I have my doubts about his story.
I tried very hard to finish this book because I want to give any book I review my full attention, but I had a hard time with this one. I am also glad to see I am not the only one who was concerned. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.