Are you in need of some hope? Could you use a fresh start? A redo? A mulligan? At some point in life we all could. The oh-so-welcome news of scripture is this:
God is a God of fresh starts.
He is the author of new chapters, the architect of the new design, the voice behind the new song. God knows the way forward. In his plan the prodigal son gets a new robe, the weary find new strength, and the lonely find a friend.
Whether you are flooded by sorrow at the cemetery, angry at the disability in your body, fearful of the uncertainty of the pandemic, or watching the sun set on your hopes and dreams, remember this: no matter what kind of disappointment or grief or trouble or heartache you've encountered. God offers an opportunity to begin again.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am a grace covered daughter of God. Who's also a full time mom to two beautiful boys, wife to a patient husband. Currently going through a season of rediscovering who I am in God and His plan and purposes.
Name of Book:
What drew you to read this book:
As mentioned I am in a season of rediscovery where some things have to be unlearned and some relearned, in a sense to begin again. I also enjoy how Max Lucado personifies biblical characters in his books. He gives a relatable point of view to the struggles they overcame. This book is just that, relatable, enjoyable and easy read.
What impact did this book have:
This book helped me understand that God is God who understands how human I am. He is not blind to this fact. It encourages to come before God and be completely honest about where I am, how I feel about a situation and trust Him in the mists of fear and uncertainties. Allow Him to guide. So because of how Christianity was taught to me as a child, God was a principal waiting to punish every mistake. In this book the loving, fatherly heart of God comes through in waves you can't ignore and encourages to trust His guidance.
In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book:
Begin Again is seeing the struggles of biblical characters in a way that is relatable to today's Christian. It sheds light and reaffirms the fact that God is a master navigator in our lives. Max brings simple examples from his life to explain fear of life's unknown journey and how God came through to guide the characters in the bible in a similar cross road. He is sympathetic to the struggles everyone faces regardless of their magnitude and testifies that God can help us navigate through them when we trust wholeheartedly. He accomplishes this through explaining the fatherly heart of God.
Who would benefit from reading this book:
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