Saturday, June 25, 2011
The OT book of Ruth tells the story of two women who experienced a level of distress—painful and desperate situations--that threatened to overwhelm them. It also offers an amazing blueprint of God’s plan for restoration—including our own. Each “distress” God allows in our lives can become His divine brush stroke, adding color, maturity, depth of character, and a deep and eternal beauty that will be ours forever. God promises to restore what sin, and the effect of sin, has destroyed in our lives. If distress is your story…and restoration your hope…this book is for you.
Dan Schaeffer has used the story of Ruth and Naomi to illustrate God's plan for restoration in our lives. He is our Father and wants an intimate relationship with His children.
The book of Ruth is a favorite of mine, Dan has brought out new insights into the book.
Schaeffer's personal stories enhance the biblical truths that offer wisdom to those seeking hope. We all have experienced hurt and Schaeffer explains how those experiences refine us. God is with us during those times as well as the good and we should praise Him through it all. Doing so will make us stronger and build our faith.
It will make those hard times easier to get through.
I give it 4 stars.
I received a free kindle copy of this book from Discovery House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
SubTitle: Back to God's Original Plan
Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
Pub Date: 03/01/2011