Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Review: Unreasonable Hope

Title: Unreasonable Hope - Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain

Author: Chad Veach


Summary:

Where was God when ____? 
How could God allow ____?
Why?

These are the questions that flood our hearts and minds when the unimaginable happens. When things go horribly wrong and the world seems to be unraveling, how do you believe in God’s goodness? How do you cling to hope?

Chad Veach directs readers away from clich├ęd Sunday school answers that fail to offer real comfort or provide faith-building insights. Instead, he draws from God’s promises in the Bible and from the story of his own daughter’s diagnosis of a devastating and debilitating disease to reveal simple, purposeful steps for dealing with pain. 

Resting in God’s love, remembering his past faithfulness, and realizing the distinction between having faith and clinging to hope are just some of these steps.

Veach reminds us that because we know who God is, we know there is hope.



My Reaction:
This novel is am intimate reflection of Chad Veach and his family's struggle with accepting their lot in life - relying on God and having Hope in a trying time. 

What a great reminder of God's goodness daily.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: Celebrate Recovery - 365 Daily Devotional

Title: Celebrate Recovery - A 365 Day Devotional - Healing From Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups

Summary:

Celebrate Recovery - A 365 Day Devotional - Healing From Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups is written by John Baker, Johnny Baker and Mac Owen.


The Celebrate Recovery Devotional is a 365 day reading perfect for anyone on the road to lasting recovery. With encouraging readings that reinforce long-term change, this booklet is a help when the struggle feels overwhelming and life gets you down. 
Celebrate Recovery is a means toward complete restoration and transformation based on 8 Christ-centered life principles. 
Each daily devotional:
  • Helps the eight principles take deeper root in your heart and mind
  • Provides you with ongoing support and hope for the road ahead
  • Reminds you of God’s goodness, grace, and redemption
No matter your hurts, hang-ups, or habits, the Celebrate Recovery Devotional helps you forget your past and look to the only One who can give you lasting hope for a whole new future.
My Reaction:
This devotional contains colorful pages, has an attractive cover with an easy to read font. 

Excerpt: 

"Sometimes big changes come in smallest ways. When I first entered recovery and began my new life in Christ, my sponsor told me change was essential to my sobriety.... "

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.