Real Life, Real Miracles
Looking for some inspirational stories? This book has many that will amaze you and all point you to the Lord of miracles. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I thought the compilation of stories was varied enough that any one reading this book will find a story that will touch them in some way. You will be able to relate to some of the stories as well. You may also realize that you have experienced some of these same miracles just in your own way. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for encouragement or who enjoys reading about special incidents in others lives.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
June 24, 2013
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