You might feel like you've been backed into a corner and it seems there is no way out. Nepstad encourages you to see from God's perspective. Don't quit, he says, God's got a way to see you through.
Nepstad uses personal stories and ones from the Bible to illustrate his teaching. He encourages you to pray, to trust Jesus is seeing your condition and knows what is happening to you. He also knows your real need. Run to Him, not away from Him. Don't settle. Believe God will give you the wisdom to get out of the dip.
My favorite chapter was “God Uses Everything.” If you've done any baking, you know the individual ingredients of a dessert may taste terrible. Combined, however, they create a food with a wonderful taste. Nepstad relates that to life. If you look at just one event in your life, it may not have been very enjoyable. But God uses all the events of our life to make a masterpiece. You might have to be sifted. You might have to stay in the oven until you're done but people will be lined up to hear what God has done in your life. (Loc. 1527/2828)
This book contains good encouragement. It contains some humor and interesting information about hamsters too. There were no questions to journal nor suggestions for group discussion included in the egalley I read.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Shaun Nepstad and his wife founded Fellowship Church in Antioch, California, in 2002. It has grown to over five thousand in weekly attendance and expanded to two campuses. He and his wife have four daughters and live in Brentwood, California. Photo credit: Moriah Nepstad.
Worthy Publishing, 224 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)