Saturday, May 7, 2011

Review: 90 Days of God's Goodness by Randy Alcorn


90 Days of God's Goodness
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Daily Reflections
That Shine Light on Personal Darkness

   Who hasn't gone through seasons that seem dark, long, and lonely?  Seasons when it seems everything is going wrong.  Maybe it's a period of stressful relationships, of financial difficulties, of extended illness, of disability, or of mourning.  Maybe its a period of feeling like that God isn't really being good to you or even remembering you.  At times like this, another Bible verse quipped by a well-meaning friend isn't really what we need.  We need to know that God is Good, that God is really for us.

   Randy Alcorn addresses these issues and more.  He gives evidence, from scripture and anecdotal, that proves that God is really working all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.  His purpose- not our purpose.  His way- not our way.  We might not  understand or like what's going on; but, God is loving us through our suffering and has suffered himself.
 
   Mr. Alcorn's devotional is meant to be read in 90 days.  I read it in about a month in order to review it in a timely manner.  At the beginning, I was a little slow at getting into the book.  By the half way point, I felt that God was changing how I look at suffering.  That is ultimately the purpose of this book.  It is a tool that God can use to change your way of thinking.  While this was not always a book that I enjoyed reading, it was very thought provoking.  We don't have to enjoy something for it to be good for us!

   I give it four stars and recommend it to you.   You can read an excerpt by clicking on the book above.  See below to help me by rating my review.  Thanks so much.




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4 comments:

  1. i AM AN AVID READER AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN! PRAYERS ARE NEEDED FOR MY SON-IN-LAW. NO HEALTH INS. AND HE HAS SOME SORT OF LESION ON HIS THROAT. PRAY FOR ROGER PLEASE. THANK YOU

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  2. I would like to win this book, I love to read. Pray for me too please, health issues for me & my husband, and my brother Rob, needs a kidney transplant, only one of his is functioning less than 20%. Thanks. I have a new blog called
    "scrappalachia." Thanks for the chance.

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  3. oh please let me win!! I think this would be an excellent book for where I am right now!!

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  4. Thanks to all who entered.

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    Winner is Kristen at Ladybug Blessings!

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