Riggs wants us to see the sacred role we have in changing our corner of the world. She invites us to see the significance of an ordinary, average life. God chooses to invite us to join Him.
She explores the issues that might keep us from entering into God's plan. She helps us understand we are free from condemnation (which is not the same as conviction). She shows that fear does not disqualify us from God's calling. God invites us to trust Him. But it is not a spectator sport.
Riggs shares many of her own experiences. One is to help us understand that, even though God may ask us to relocate, He is always with us, preparing the way. Her life is a testimony that God will bring us through. She includes the examples of many biblical characters too.
This book is a great encouragement to those who will never be on the cover of a magazine or be a mega-pastor. It is a book for those who desire to make a difference in their communities, their churches, and their families. “We can take solace and find comfort in the biblical accounts of people doing seemingly insignificant things that mattered for eternity.” (158)
This is a great book for the average and ordinary Christian. We are encouraged to know that God has an adventure for us. There is no thinking that we are not smart enough or that we are too old. Riggs shows us that where ever we are, God is ready to use us.
I recommend this book to those who have been discouraged by books mandating that we have to give up all to be used by God. He has a plan for us right now, Riggs writes. He delights in us and wants to use us right now. We just need to ask Him what adventure He has planned for us.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Deidra Riggs is a blogger at Jumping Tandem, as well as DaySpring's (in)courage and The HighCalling.org. She has been a speaker for TEDx and women's retreats. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Nebraska. Find out more at www.deidrariggs.com.
Baker Books, 192 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.