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When considering what it means to know God, many Christians instinctively turn to the life of Moses. Moses was a man who knew God in a deeply personal way, and the book of Exodus is a good place to start for anyone yearning to know God better. Forty Days on the Mountain is a collection of meditations on how God revealed himself to Moses and how Moses responded and related to Almighty God.
These readings are brief but profound and can be read in forty consecutive days or spread out to allow more time for reflection. Each reading is more than a casual “thought for the day”; each is one component in this close examination of what it is to know God. Themes include the necessity of obeying God, the ugliness of sin, the power of bold intercessory prayer, and God’s eternal glory.
“As usual, Steve Smallman leads us to Christ. As we follow Steve’s lead, we discover that Christ is leading us to himself. Follow along for forty days and see his glory.” — John Yenchko, Pastor, North Shore Community Church, Oyster Bay, New York
“In a hurried and cacophonous world, Steve’s gentle and wise insights, framed by Scripture reading, hymns, and prayers, will help readers grow in the knowledge of God, pointing in every meditation from Moses and his experience on the mountain to the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Michael Kelly, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary
“This book is just what one expects from a seasoned pastor who has a heart for providing edifying nourishment for the soul. What is particularly refreshing is a view of God’s grace often overlooked in God’s dealing with Moses on the mountain.” — Robert I. Vasholz, author, The Old Testament Canon in the Old Testament Church
Stephen E. Smallman was in pastoral ministry for forty years. He now serves with CityNet Ministries of Philadelphia and as adjunct faculty for Covenant Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. While a pastor in the Washington, D.C., area (1967–1996), he taught seminars for Prison Fellowship.