Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Review - Remember God by Annie F. Downs


I know God is loving; I know He is good; I believe He is big and powerful. But sometimes I wonder if He is really kind— really deeply always kind.

Is He?

Christians love to talk about how God is in control, but that’s harder to grasp when things aren’t going like you thought they would, when your life looks quite different than you imagined.

For centuries, God’s people have been building altars to Him—to remind themselves and the people around them of His work. His goodness. His kindness. Stacks of stones. Altars. Temples. Cathedrals. Why? Because they believed God and wanted to remember Him.

In the back of my mind, God reminds me that He is the same trustworthy God—the One who always finishes the stories he starts. And this is my story—of wrestling with our God who gives a limp and a blessing. A God who is always kind even when my circumstances feel the opposite. God is who He says He is. He is kinder than you imagine. In a world where it is easy to forget who He is, we will not. We will remember God.


Annie F. Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. Annie is the author of Let's All Be Brave, a book for men and women about the power we each have to make a difference on this planet. She also has two books for teens: Perfectly Unique, a spiritual growth book for high school and college girls, and Speak Love, a challenge to women on how to use their words to make a difference in the world.

By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites those reading to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply. While she loves writing- books, blogs, articles, thank-you notes- Annie also enjoys traveling around the world speaking to young women, college students, and adults. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, glitter, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and football games.


This is a deeply personal book that makes you feel as though you are talking over coffee with your best friend. So many things that we feel, Annie does too, so this makes this a book we can relate to.

This book reminds us that even in our most dire or difficult circumstances, God is there. Even when we question whether He really is. Annie shares her own struggles with wondering if God is truly good, kind and there for her and she goes through very trying times. She is vulnerable with us and truly shares her heart.

Annie is very open in this book and shares the good and bad of her life. I think it spoke to me because she didn't try to sugar-coat her life. She goes through things and has the same types of feelings that we all do. It wasn't always easy reading about her struggles but it was beneficial to see how she points us back to God and His grace and love.

I think this is a book that will definitely speak to the heart of the hurting. Remember God is beautifully written and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by LifeWay. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie! It's always nice to get a good review on a book to check out! Thank you so much for your kind words and popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,

    Shelia ;)


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