Sunday, October 18, 2009

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

-Thomas Nelson Blog Post-

I have to admit that reading Dr. David Jeremiah's work is not my typical read which is why I'm loving reading for Thomas Nelson. It's pushing me outside my comfort zone and right into some amazing material. Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World is both relevant and exceptionally timely not just in my own life but in the lives of the people of the world today. There are so many things to be concerned about (worried? yes). Jobs, finances, security, retirement, health, war, etc. etc. etc. The overwhelming theme I got from this book is that the devil may win the battle-but Christ has already won the war. Whatever we're facing - we win. I know you may not feel like you're winning right now or see much hope for winning in the future-but it's true-we have. I love when he talks about the disciples and says, "Let not your heart be troubled." (John 14:1) "He would not have said these calming words unless His followers needed them. Their hearts were troubled. He knows ours are too." (page 4). We need to live every moment regardless of the way it seems as if Christ is coming back to take us home TODAY. "We are not yet in heaven, but it has the power for us right now. It extends its hope to us." Great reassuring read!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Hi Brenda!

Thank you for your review of Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World! I work with Thomas Nelson, and I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Dr. Jeremiah’s book. Since you enjoyed Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, I wanted to see if you would be interested in reviewing a completely revised and updated version of a Billy Graham prophecy classic – Storm Warning. Thomas Nelson just rereleased this book, and it has already hit the New York Times best-seller list.

If you are interested, please contact me with your mailing address, and I will get the book out to you!

Thanks!

Jodi Hughes
JHughes@thomasnelson.com