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Seeing with New Eyes

Written byDavid Powlison

“When our gaze awakens to the gaze of God, we have started to see. Seeing clearly, we can love well.” Seeing with New Eyes is a collection of essays written by David Powlison. Through Bible exposition, topical essay, editorial and sermon, David explores two main topics:

  • Scripture: In his Word, God speaks into real life to help us understand him and his intentions. How do we embrace Scripture to hear him at that level?
  • People: How can this deeper understanding of Scripture help us understand – and help – people (including ourselves) amid the problems of daily life?

Seeing with New Eyes also shows one how to look at many common struggles through the lens of Scripture, including:

  • Worry
  • Victimization
  • “Love languages”
  • The new biomedical approach to personal struggles

Since God does have take on counseling, David encourages readers to “think Christianly” about these struggles by learning to think God’s thoughts after him. This book will help readers to listen, look, and think wisely, with renewed hope, following the patterns of God’s gaze.

Book Details

276 pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Year: 2003


Introduction – The Gaze of God
Part 1 – Scripture Opens Blind Eyes
Chapter 1- Counsel Ephesians
Chapter 2 – Who Is God?
Chapter 3 – Godly Roles and Relationships: Ephesians 5:21-6:9
Chapter 4 – Peace, Be Still: Psalm 131
Chapter 5 – Why Me? Comfort from Psalm 10
Chapter 6 – Don’t Worry: Luke 12:22-34
Part 2 – Reinterpreting Life
Chapter 7 – X-ray Questions
Chapter 8 – I Am Motivated When I Feel Desire
Chapter 9 – God’s Love: Better Than Unconditional
Chapter 10 – What If Your Father Didn’t Love You?
Chapter 11 – Human Defensiveness: The Third Way
Chapter 12 – The Ambiguously Cured Soul
Chapter 13 – What Do You Feel?
Chapter 14 – Love Speaks Many Languages Fluently
Chapter 15 – Biological Psychiatry
Conclusion: Towards Simplicity

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