Monday, March 30, 2015

A Book Review

  Shortly after I found out that my kidney was failing in 2013, I was in my favourite Christian bookstore and my eye caught a new book by Max Lucado.  The title was "You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help For Your Turbulent Times".  I immediately felt like God was trying to get my attention.  There may as well have been a giant neon sign hanging above it saying "This is what you need! Right here!"  A few weeks ago, I finally got around to reading it.
  Let me start by saying that I have read many of Max's books, and I've loved all of them.  There's just something about the way he writes.  I feel like I'm sitting in a sunny cafe drinking coffee and talking with my best friend.  There are always so many moments in the books where I see myself.
  This is by far my favourite book of his that I've read.  In this book, Max uses the Biblical story of Joseph to illustrate how God uses the worst circumstances in our lives for good.
It may take time, and it won't be easy.  But God will use the bad in our lives to do good.
  Some quotes from the book:
  "You'll get through this.  It won't be painless.  It won't be quick.  But God will use this mess for good.  Don't be foolish or naive.  But don't despair either.  With God's help, you'll get through this."
  "Joseph would be the first to tell you that life in the pit stinks.  Yet for all its rottenness, doesn't the pit do this much? It forces you to look upward.  Someone from up there must come down here to give you a hand.  God did for Joseph.  And at the right time, in the right way, he will do the same for you."
  "In God's hands, intended evil becomes eventual good."

  If you or you someone you know is going through a storm in their life, then you need this book.  It won't solve all your problems, but it will give you the encouragement you need to keep going in spite of them.  You can find it online ar or, or it may be available at your local bookstore.
 Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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