Real Life, Real Miracles: True Stories That Will Help You Believe - eBook
Loved The Inspiration
This is a great book to know that god is alive and well and to show more faith. He will help you and there for you.
February 22, 2013
A review of: Real life, real miracles
First the good:
Some books are difficult to read because theyÃ¢ÂÂre not written in a way that makes reading them easy. This book is not one of those, instead itÃ¢ÂÂs very easy to read and the stories do keep your attention.
Now the not so good:
The book is supposed to be a collection of, what the author calls real life Ã¢ÂÂmiraclesÃ¢ÂÂ. Some of the stories are a bit graphic for my taste. Like the story of a man who was stabbed. The book goes into great graphic detail. Thankfully these kinds of stories are few. Most of the stories range from the spectacular and hard to believe to the silly, like one story about a container of sour cream that never went empty even though each time they went to get some out, there was only enough for one portion. They would place the empty container back in the fridge and the next time they went to get sour cream it had enough for one more portion. God did this, weÃ¢ÂÂre told in the book, because he cared for a little girl who got tired of eating potatoes. That story seems a bit silly and I donÃ¢ÂÂt think God is working the miracle of the never ending container of sour cream. Some of the other stories discuss people going to a Ã¢ÂÂchurchÃ¢ÂÂ service and going on stage to have a Ã¢ÂÂpastorÃ¢ÂÂ lay his hands on them and pray over them and theyÃ¢ÂÂre instantly healed.
There are stories in the book that certainly show the hand of God but many of the stories are over the top and seem to be, if not total fabrications then embellished a bit, at least thatÃ¢ÂÂs the way it felt to me as I read the book.
I donÃ¢ÂÂt recommend this book at all. There are too many strange and silly stories that make me question the reliability of the details. Do yourself a favor and avoid this book.
Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs CFR Title 16, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
January 25, 2013
Ã¢ÂÂReal Life, Real MiraclesÃ¢ÂÂ is a Really Nice Read
Ok, I admit, I often shy away from stories of supernatural intervention because they can sound a bit smug. After all, for every person who has a story of divine intervention, there is someone with a tragedy where there wasnÃ¢ÂÂt any kind of apparent rescue waiting in the wings. It was refreshing to read Ã¢ÂÂReal Life, Real MiraclesÃ¢ÂÂ by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall. Ã¢ÂÂReal LifeÃ¢ÂÂ is packed with inspirational stories of rescues, both spiritual and physical, some near-death experiences and a few stories that are simply touching. For instance, Ã¢ÂÂDiamond in the RoughÃ¢ÂÂ tells the story of a young woman whose wedding diamond was lost in a motorcycle crash and later restored to her. There are not a lot of fireworks in the story but it inspires nonetheless.
The general tone of the stories doesnÃ¢ÂÂt lean towards the preachy but simply reflects the stories of real people who experienced something unusual and unexplained in their life. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a lovely read and a great affirmation that when God chooses to act, He isnÃ¢ÂÂt limited to burning bushes or parting the waters. Sometimes a miracle is in the eye of the recipient and comes right in the middle of everyday life. Of course, there are also some very dramatic stories included, too, but I loved the gentleness of this book. ThereÃ¢ÂÂs no hammering you over the head with theology, just a recounting of the experiences of a few people who have been blessed by divine intervention who, in turn, blessed us by sharing their stories.
This book was provided to me by Bethany House for this review. My opinions, however, are entirely my own!
January 24, 2013
UPLIFTING! A BOOSTER SHOT OF HOPE AND FAITH
I donÃ¢ÂÂt think anyone hasnÃ¢ÂÂt had a time they prayed or longed or a miracle in their lives. I believe many have experienced them, but donÃ¢ÂÂt recognize what happened because they just chalk it up to luck or chance. Often times we miss them because we are moving at such a fast pace and fail to see GodÃ¢ÂÂs touch. In the life of a child of God, there is no such thing as coincidence. He is very actively involved in our lives and needs.
This book was so uplifting! I myself had witnessed many miracles in my time and they have been left a deep imprint on my life. Some brought about enormous changes; others met a momentary need in a supernatural way.
I could relate because the accounts were of people just like me that find themselves in what seem to be impossible situations with only 1 outcome Ã¢ÂÂ BAD. Some experiencing them probably thought these are things that Ã¢ÂÂonly happen to other peopleÃ¢ÂÂ. I heard a saying many years ago that stuck with me and I love: Ã¢ÂÂGod loves impossible situations to show Himself strong.Ã¢ÂÂ Then we KNOW without a doubt the help cold have only come from Him and He can receive all the glory. That is exactly what these stories are about. If God has done it for others, He can do it for us too!
I liked that these were so varied from the filling of small momentary needs to nothing short of extraordinary events of healing and protection. They certainly gave me a fresh reminder of hope for some of the circumstances my family is facing right now. It was refreshing to read something positive after all the negative stories and reports we see daily in the news.
No, God does not always Ã¢ÂÂfixÃ¢ÂÂ all our problems, but even should He say Ã¢ÂÂNo child, this is my will for youÃ¢ÂÂ, this book gave me great comfort at seeing testimonies of His power. I would love more books by the authors like this, and would also like to contribute stories of my own Ã¢ÂÂreal lifeÃ¢ÂÂ miracles! I am going to keep it and read it when I a booster shot of faith
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255
January 11, 2013