Thursday, April 26, 2018

Unblinded Faith by Elisa Pulliam

Sometimes we get skewed ideas about God and what He is doing in our lives. Pulliam reminds us that Satan blinds the eyes of those who don't believe and tries to make the rest of us struggle. It is sometimes hard to believe the Word and the promises it declares in the face of circumstances.

Pulliam helps readers face a number of issues concerning believing the Word. She helps us clarify our beliefs about the character of God and about what He may be doing. Maybe we don't think God loves us because we don't have the earthly possessions others have. Maybe we just cannot see how God could possibly bring any good out of what is happening to us.

Pulliam believes we desperately need the Word of God when we face the hard parts of life. Each devotion includes a verse or two from the Bible, an encouraging devotion, a Scripture passage to read, a written prayer of response, and a question or two for reflection. Readers can also find supplementary free materials, like a companion journal, at www.unblindedfaith.com. Also at that site is a link to intensive online courses she offers.

Pulliam is a life coach and it shows in this book. Her devotions are well written, are encouraging and enlightening. I appreciate her emphasis on the truth of the Word in correcting our wrong thinking about God and His actions. There are good devotions on having a right view of God, such as on God's love and acceptance. There are good devotions on thee life of the believer, such as on suffering well, trusting God, having His heart, and much more. One of my favorite devotions was about our worth, that it is from God alone and not from focusing on self-esteem.

I recommend this book to Christians who desire to be challenged in their beliefs about God, the Bible and living the Christian life. You'll get good teaching and encouragement based on biblical truths in these 90 devotionals.

Food for thought:
May I long for Your ways more than mine.” (Loc 857/1917)
Trusting in the Lord isn't about changing the outcome. It's about learning to trust God with the outcome, no matter what.” (Loc 1119/1917)

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Elisa Pulliam is the author of Meet the New You and the founder of the ministry More to Be. She is a certified life coach, mentor and speaker who is passionate about helping women to experience authentic life change and lasting impact through a fresh encounter with God and His Word. She and her husband have four children. You can find out more about her and her ministry at https://www.moretobe.com/.

Harvest House, 208 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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