Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review - Finding Faith In The Dark


Can we trust a God who gives us different answers than we pray for? Who only fully reveals himself when we look back? Who lets us walk in darkness for months (and sometimes years) at a time? In Finding Faith in the Dark, Laurie Short says yes, and through her story and the stories of others, she reveals a God who is able to transform the dark chapters of our lives into opportunities of grace.
Maybe you've been there:
  • The husband or wife you stayed faithful to had an affair
  • The death of a spouse or child has torn your heart
  • A diagnosis has taken away your health, your plans and your future
When these things happen, we are left wondering "Where is that God who promises to answer our prayers if we trust in Him? Why isn’t my life turning out the way I hoped, let alone how I had planned?”
If you are, or have ever been, in that place, this book is for you. And more than helping you find your way out, this book will help you find your way through that place


This book spoke to my heart in so many ways! My e-book is highlighted so much that I think more is highlighted than not! I love this book and how much it comforted me with God's Word and from the lives of, not only the author, but other people, too.

Laurie Short shares about her own struggles in life - where her own life got derailed in ways that she never thought it would. Her heart was broken profoundly and her plans for her life not at all what she got. She could have turned bitter but she chose to trust God and shows how she moved forward with her life.

She also shares the disappointments and struggles of others and how they managed to go forth with their lives because they chose to trust God. I also love how she weaves different stories of the Bible throughout the book - the story of Job and Joseph, being just two. She shares how they struggled, yet how God used their disappointments and heartaches for their good and His glory.

Here are just some of my favorite quotes from the book:
  •  God's nature in not doing what people expect. He does what people need, even when they don't know they  need it.   
  • By embracing the difficulty of the now, we open ourselves to the fulfillment of what's to come, and we can trust that what is happening in our current circumstances will pave the way there.
  • Some of our sufferings are forgotten as time transforms them into blessings. Some of our sufferings are never forgotten, and their purpose is to transform us.
If you are in a season of suffering, I highly recommend this book. Even if you're not in a season of suffering right now, you should still have this book as an encouragement. I gained so much from this book and I know I will go back and re-read it again. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

*This e-book was provided to me for my honest review by BookLook Blogger Program

Blessings - Julie

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