Do you ever get discouraged by your spiritual weaknesses? From the life and death of Samson to Peter's denial of Jesus, the Bible if filled with stories of people like you who wanted to serve God--but frequently failed. And yet God still used these men and women! At times, through God's power, their points of weakness even became their greatest strength. In this book J.I. Packer offers his seasoned pastoral wisdom, exploring the stories of eight imperfect people portrayed in the Bible. Packer shows you how their struggles and triumphs in following God relate to your own experiences as a disciple. Packer teams up with expert Bible study writer, Carolyn Nystrom, who helps you apply what you are learning in each chapter by offering some extra helps: a Bible study on each Bible character; journaling ideas; prayer suggestions. Here is the book to give you comfort and encouragement--if you are not yet perfect!
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 178 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0830832726 ISBN-13: 9780830832729 Availability: In Stock
Tied for a 2001 Best Non-Fiction Book, Christian Living award in the God Uses Ink Contest! If you get discouraged by your spiritual failures, you're not alone. In fact, you're in pretty good company. From the life and death of Samson to Peter's denial of Jesus, the Bible is filled with stories of people who wanted to serve God but frequently failed. And yet God still worked through these men and women for his purposes and glory. Through God's power, their points of weakness became their greatest strengths. In Never Beyond Hope J. I. Packer offers his pastoral wisdom, exploring the stories of eight imperfect people portrayed in the Bible. Packer shows you how their struggles and triumphs relate to your own experiences and highlights how God works despite your mistakes. Packer also teams up with expert Bible study writer Carolyn Nystrom, who helps you process and apply what you are learning in each chapter with study questions for personal reflection or group discussion, prayer suggestions and journaling ideas. Let this book help you discover that God's vision for your life may be far bigger than what you can see right now. Though you may be far from perfect, remember that in God's eyes you are never beyond hope.
J. I. Packer is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Packer's writings include books such as (IVP Books), (Crossway), (Crossway) and (Servant), and numerous articles published in journals such as and
Carolyn Nystrom is a freelance writer based in the western Chicago suburbs. She has written more than seventy-five books and Bible study guides and served as general editor for the Christian Classics series.