11 August 2017
Start With Amen
In Start With Amen, Beth Guckenberger reminds us that the end is already a certainty. You can rest in knowing that God already has the end planned out in accordance with His gracious character.
The book is an easy read but it often presents difficult situations that are still unresolved. This is not a happy "throw a Bible verse out and say it will all be okie doke" sort of book. In fact, Guckenberger's take on the "Amen" of God is not a specific answer to prayer or direction for a believer to follow:
"He cares more about our relationship than my life plan. He is working to root out that which is not sacred in me and create space for his deposit of good gifts. He has the long play in mind - transformation of a life from carnal to supernatural - and I have the short plan pressing on my soul: 'What will this blood test reveal?' The competing agendas crash together and leave me weary."
It's a casual read full of personal anecdotes I'd recommend to my Christian friends. In fact, I have a friend in mind who needs to get this little book in the mail now that I'm done reading it.
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