The God Who Walks Beside Us  -     By: David Roper
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The God Who Walks Beside Us

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In The God Who Walks Besides Us, David Roper reminds us that "God is never surprised by what we have done or what we're doing...He will not give up or go away until His work is done." Even in allowing disappointing things to happen, God still remains our greatest advocate.
Sharing lessons from the life of Jacob, Roper will help you gain powerful insights into the significance of following God's direction as you navigate through life.
This book can help you develop confidence in knowing God is right there, drawing you closer and transforming you into His image. Discover how you can experience the power and presence of the God who uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 136
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1572937467
ISBN-13: 9781572937468
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When setbacks and failures are at the forefront of life, moving forward can sometimes seem like a lonesome journey. In The God Who Walks Beside Us, David Roper reminds readers that God never gives up on them no matter what they have done or are doing. This devotional-style book shares lessons from the life of Jacob to help readers gain a better understanding of how God can use them in spite of their brokenness. Offering insights into the significance of following God’s direction in navigating through life, The God Who Walks Beside Us encourages readers to experience the power and presence of the God who uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. (New updated edition, previously titled Jacob: The Fools God Chooses.)

Author Bio

David Roper and his wife, Carolyn, offer encouragement and counsel to pastoral couples through Idaho Mountain Ministries. David is the author of eleven books, including In Quietness and Confidence, The Strength of a Man, Every Day Is a New Shade of Blue, and Elijah: A Man Like Us.  He also is a popular contributor to the Our Daily Bread devotional.

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  1. United States
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    An Enjoyable Book
    January 11, 2014
    Irene
    United States
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book will remind you just how close the Lord is to you every moment of every day. The author, David Roper, is excellent and if you have not read any of his writings this one would be a great one to start with. If you have read him before you already know his writing is practical and easy to understand. This book is no exception and that is why I gave it 5/5 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone needing a refresher on how accessible the Lord is to every Christian.

    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.
  2. Texas
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    Encouraging Words of Wisdom
    February 27, 2013
    Annette
    Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    This small book is full of wise words. I'll have several favorite quotes to share in this review.

    The God Who Walks Beside Us taught me through the story of Jacob in Genesis several points:

    1. Jacob was a conniver and manipulator, he was a deceiver. He was a man that tried to control his destiny without the wisdom of God. He floundered, and toiled hard in recourse because of his impatient actions. Yet, God blessed him and God used Jacob despite his flaws. God can use all of us, God can use me---despite my hard-headed, stubborn, and impatient behavior. God can and will use me. God will not use me for a little gold star in my honor, but God will use me for His glory.

    2. God is never shocked or surprised by my sin, or failures.

    3. Before God can use me for a great purpose, I must "see the monstrous evil in my soul". I must "see" the horror of my sin, and understand that without Him I cannot be cleansed, or free, or truly have life.

    4. A "challenging relationship can be my schoolhouse, the means by which I become conformed to His will". The author gave an example of a challenging marriage, but I feel a challenging relationship can also be included. To stay in a challenging marriage is not something many people would do, they would give up and walk away. The author is not talking about an abusive type marriage. He is referring to a taxing or challenging marriage.

    5. Holiness is not "done in our own initiative". It is done by "being willing to honor God and let Him work in our life, simply to stand still and let Him be the 'holy one' who will have first place in my life, above all men and all things".

    6. Do not wish for or dwell on what "might have been". God is working in my life no matter what is going on, or has happened, or will happen.

    7. "Heaven is my real home."

    David Roper touched on several things I needed to hear at this time in my life. God is so good, in that He ministers to me and teaches me through books I review.

    The God Who Walks Beside Us would be an excellent book to read for anyone going through a difficult time. Maybe a person is discouraged, or saddened by an event, maybe they are wondering what the next course of life will be. It is uplifting, encouraging, comforting.

    Further quotes:

    "This life is a school, a training period where we are being prepared for something that is incredibly great, but is yet to come."

    "The only way to grow into Christ's likeness is to submit each day to the conditions that God brings into our lives. It is a matter of laying down our wills and accepting His will as it comes to us in the form of the people with whom we live and work..."

    Thank you to Discovery House Publishers for my free review copy.
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