Thursday, March 10, 2016
When You, then God
God loves you unconditionally . . . but could it be true that some of His promises have strings attached?In the groundbreaking tradition of "Not a Fan" and "Jesus" > "Religion" comes this provocative new book from pastor and debut author Rusty George.Beginning with the Old Testament and walking through the life of Jesus, Rusty unpacks seven core promises of God--and reveals what you need to do in order to unlock them. What is it God wants from you? "When" you do it, what can you trust He will "then" do in response? And how can you confidently move forward in life without wearing yourself out trying to guess God's will or somehow earning His unconditional love and boundless grace?Come to know all this and more in "When You, Then God"--a dynamic call to obedience, an invitation to partner in God's work in your life, and a fresh way to experience His blessings.
My thoughts: I remember sitting in on a class about the promises in the Bible and how a lot of them come with a response that we should have before the promise is evident. So, I was interested in this book when I saw it. While this book is a bit more basic than that, going into things like "when you walk with Jesus, God will help you look like Jesus" and "when you show kindness to others, God will show you grace", it was still an interesting read. The author does a great job of weaving scripture verses and personal stories into the promises that he talks about. I appreciated what he had to say about financial blessings, since I do think that sometimes the blessing in financial problems is that God is there for us. I don't believe that God gives wealth to the righteous or because someone is righteous. I don't like that some people equate riches with how righteous you are. But, I digress.
Over all, this book has some great points and is an interesting read.
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.