Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Review - Detours by Tony Evans


God has a plan for your life. More often than not, it’s a detour, one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down—a feeling that no one likes. However, if we expect to see improvements made on the paths we travel, then detours are going to be necessary. If any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided, then we will need to expect detours. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them.
Though our hearts tell us otherwise, detours are designed by God for our good.
Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.
This book is very timely for me. I've had a lot of detours in my life, especially in the past three years. If you're like me and have had detours in your life, this book is definitely for you!
Dr. Evans shares how God uses these detours are used by God to get us to the destiny He has for us. The sufferings we go through refine us to make us more usable to God. What would our lives be like if we lived with the knowledge of our purpose and destiny in mind?
Each chapter takes us through what detours are. The purpose and pain to the peace and path. He shows us what detours can do to us and how we should use them in our lives. It's our perspective of these detours that makes all the difference. Our faith in God and trust in Him is all important.
I love how easy this book is to read. The way Dr. Evans writes is easily understood and draws you in. This is a real page turner and there are so many wonderful quotes that I highlighted and even wrote down so I would remember them. They are all Biblical and so encouraging! The whole book is this way and I came away from this book very encouraged.
This book has been life changing for me. It has helped me to understand the detours in my life and how God is using them to perfect me and get me to my destiny. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by B & H/Lifeway Blogger program

Blessings - Julie

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