Friday, December 16, 2011

A Man and his Bible The Fourth Fisherman

If there is any doubts of the effects of fathers on their children this book will remove them. Joe Kissack a big time TV executive who had it all, money,fame, success, a family that loved him, but he was living out in his adult life the lack of affection, the lack of approval, and the shaming that you will never amount to anything that he received from his father during his childhood which led Joe to the abuse of drugs, alcohol and into depression and thoughts of I rather be dead.
  Three Mexican fisherman were lost at sea for nine months and were finally rescued on August 16, 2006. Its not a well know story because in the U.S. the big story was the arrest of John Mark Kerr in Bangkok for the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey and the media circus that followed it.
    You ask yourself what does a TV executive and three Mexican fisherman have in common? All four have a man, his faith and his Bible.I don't want to spoil it for you so get this book when it comes out in March 2012.
    I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing group for this review.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Not Why But Who A Review of TORN

   We all know trials come in life and how we respond to them is the key to whether we grow in our faith or not. While you are going through a trial have you ever felt like life is unfair, where is God, why has/is this happening then this book is for you.
   I picked up this book because I was greiveing the death of my 30 hour old grandson and I was wanting to see what this book (outside of the Bible)had to say to me during this very difficult time.For me who has been a Christian for over 40 years there wasn't anything new for me to learn, but don't get me wrong this is a excellent book for anyone experiencing a dark, difficult time in their life.It is a short book right at 200 pages including a study guide for self examation, or small groups discussion.
Jud Wilhite the author, and pastor of a church in Las Vegas, Nevada writes from a Biblical perspective of things he learned while he was in a hard, dark, low place in his life when he felt broken and torn.The book consists of two part. Part one Trusting God when you are torn and part two is about the putting the pieces together again after being torn from events that have happened to you.
    I don't want to spoil the authors thunder but one of the points he makes is that  often we have the wrong expectations of God eg. life as a Christain will be sweet pie in the sky bye and bye which isn't Biblical. Our focus shouldn't be on the why but on the Who, as in who is worthy of our trust during difficult times. Another point Mr Wilhite makes that helps is sharing the struggle  with other Christians.
    I highly recommend this book especially if you are in the midst of a very trying time in your life, this book along with the Scriptures will be very helpful to you. If you are not currently in a trying time this book can help you help someone who is going through a trying difficult time.
    I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this reviewNor was I given any advise as to what to write in my review.