Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gifts From Heaven by James Stuart Bell

Bell has collected a nice assortment of stories from believers who experienced answers to their prayers. Most of the answers were what people wanted while a few were not.

We read of medical conditions miraculously healed, visions of Jesus, hearing God speak, financial provision, dreams, near death experiences, and much more. There were stories of being an answer to another person's prayer too.

I liked that this collection included stories that showed God's intervention in the midst of not being miraculously healed. There's a good story of learning to trust God through a difficult situation, when people wondered why God did not intervene. There are stories of people still waiting with the assurance that the answers to their prayers will come.

This book is a good encouragement to Christians. Reading these stories help build faith, even when we are still waiting for God to answer our prayers.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

James Stuart Bell is a publishing veteran, having compiled this collection and around forty other volumes of short stories. His name appears on the covers of more than one hundred books and he owns Whitestone Communications. He and his wife live in a western suburb of Chicago.

Bethany House Publishers, 240 pages.

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

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