Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Testament To What God Can Do

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.Jun 21, 2013 - 288 pages
When God Intervenes is an awe-inspiring testimony of an incredible mother who though has experienced hell on Earth through constant battles for her life yet has never failed to give God the glory and put Him first.

Dabney Hedegard has a story like no other, myself being a medical student I can attest that she is alive only by the grace of God. This book is her story, when I started it I couldn't put it down. It was a rollercoaster of emotion, as soon as something got better something else got worse. For years she’s been fighting death and her story reminds me of Job, who through trails and afflictions never cursed God but on the contrary developed a deeper more intimate relationship with Him.

Do you know someone with a health condition plaguing them? Get them this book! Dabney is a testament to what God can do. He can save anyone, from anything, even the brink of death – and not just once! Regardless if you answered yes or no to my previous question this is an absolutely amazing story and needs to be made into a movie someday. Get it. Read it. I guarantee you WILL be blessed by it and in the end you, like me, will be saying wow, what a mighty God we serve.
I want to thank Tyndale Publishers for blessing me with a copy of this book and may you be blessed when you get a chance to read it!

Refreshing, Thought Invoking.

Published by Thomas Nelson, May 7 2013 - 224 pages, hardcover
What is time and what does it mean for us? N.D. Wilson does a remarkable job in his book Death by Living, weaving theology and story telling like only a few writers before him have ever done. From the get go we see his love for stories, the works of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien are mentioned all throughout the book, and rightly so, for Wilson’s ability to write and articulate himself is comparable to the likes of Lewis and Chesterton.

This book does not dive straight into the meaning of life, time, and etc. but rather takes the scenic route to get to the point. Like the works of Chesterton and Lewis, one cannot appreciate them if read with haste and such is Death by Living. Although I’m not used to reading story books (this is not a fiction book) with theology weaved in the background, this was a masterful work by Wilson which made me slow down as I read, forced me to ponder, and reflect on the time I’ve spent and have yet to spend here on this planet. 

If you are looking for a refreshingly different book on spiritualty look no further. Wilson’s masterful story telling skills mixed with his knowledge and experience of God simply calms the soul of the reader. Should you get this book? Yes, but do me a favor and don’t read it to fast, enjoy it, brood over it, and may God bless your reading of this book.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing me with this copy of this book, may it be a blessing to many others.