A women's Bible study group at my church is reading this and sharing our thoughts, experiences and lessons learned. We previously read another Joanna Weaver book, "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World", which is also very good.
This book is a very easy to understand step by step book that explains how to have a closer relationship to God & how very much he wants to have a relationship with us. God is ready, willing & able to meet us halfway & more! He loves us! Christ made the way for us to be made right with God. She uses examples from life & the scriptures to show that God loves us no matter what & he is totally willing to forgive our sins & make us his child. There was enough in the first 2 chapters to totally make it worth the price. People who do Bible studies would enjoy this book as it has a 10 week bible study. Jesus is waiting for you & longs to be with you no matter whatyour past is like. Your future is glorious with Him!
I was given this book free from Waterbrook press to review & was not required to give a positive review.
This is a book that takes a look at the life, death and life of Lazarus. This book goes through the events of Lazarus' amazing life. His friendship with Jesus is a mystery but very real. The reaction of his sisters, the people around them and Jesus. It is immersed with personal examples, also using examples of people the author knows or has some relationship to bring out the Biblical truths the life of Lazarus reveals.
I found this book to be an interesting perspective. Although, much of the authors theology I did not agree with I understood the points and ideas expressed. The issue I found most difficult to agree with is that Lazarus in the tomb had to decide whether he wanted to come out of the tomb or remain. When the Lord of this earth calls us forth, you come. That is the reason he used Lazarus' name. It was examples like this that I differ from the author. She did bring forward thoughts that were worth pondering and the main issue is we are so far from holy that Jesus is our only hope.
I want to thank Waterbrook Publishing and blogging for books for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.