â€œAs the deer pants for streams of water,
Â Â Â so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Â Â Â When can I go and meet with God?â€ (Psalm 42:1, 2, NIV).
The human heart is incurably religious. Whether we choose to seek God or not, our need of Him will always inhabit the deep recesses of our soul. God not only encourages this journey; He also helps us understand the direction it should take, and the power available through Him to enable our quest. Matthew 5, and its list of blessings, is more than a description of Godâ€™s followers; it is also a prescription for our spiritual development. Let this volume guide you in the discovery of Godâ€™s intentions for your life.
Insightful, creative, and relevantâ€”Valdiviaâ€™s Thirst for God offers a fresh approach to the timeless Beatitudes of Jesus found in Matthewâ€™s Gospel. Highlighting a reversal of values in light of the Cross, this book invites the reader to embark on a spiritual journey of total dependence of God.â€
â€”Elizabeth Viera Talbot, PhD, speaker/director of the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute (Jesus 101.tv)
â€œIn Thirst for God, Miguel Valdivia unlocks the power of the Beatitudes through personal stories and reflections that will move the reader to both prayer and acting. The eight blessings from the Sermon on the Mount are a revolutionary call to being like God in a world that has no room from Him.â€
â€”Randy Maxwell, author, If My People Pray, and pastor, Renton Seventh-day Adventist Church
â€œIn a time of pandemic, racial tension, economic crisis, and political divide, the followers of Jesus must take their cue not from political leaders of any party, nor from the media, but from the heart of Jesus. As you read Thirst for God you will be able to see into His heart and into an infinite universe of blessings.â€
â€”Jose CortÃ©s Jr., associate ministerial director, Evangelism, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
â€œIf you want to move onto higher ground spiritually and appreciate in a new way the blessings that Jesus gives us when we follow Him, Thirst for God is a mustâ€“read book for you.â€
â€”S. Joseph Kidder, professor of pastoral theology and discipleship, Andrews University
"If you're for a walk with God that goes deeper than surface religion, this book is your ticket to the blessed life."
-Randy Maxwell, author, If my People Pray