Now that I have your attention. What would happen if I bought a book on my wife? I think one should be written, she’s awesome. I could find out what she likes and what she hates. I could find out her thoughts on many different subjects. I find out about her past, and her dreams for a future. All of this, and I had never met her.
Now imagine I was given an opportunity to meet this woman that I had been learning about, but never met. When I nervously approach this person that I had been learning about over the last 6 months (I am a slow reader) I can’t think of what to say. So I tell her all of my problems and ask her to solve them for me.
It is great that I know a lot about her, and it is great that I have studied her. But when it comes down to it, the relationship that I have with her will be informed by the knowledge I have of her, but it won’t define it. A relationship with her would include interaction, sacrifice, commitment, passion. I find myself doing this with God sometimes.