When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence
Seeing God in Every Circumstance
This book speaks to real life situations that relate to everyone at one time or another. It is Bible based and Spirit filled. It is a good basis for a life's journey with God or a new discovery of God if you are a new believer. It is easy to read and chock full of rich rewards. It shows basic principles in a new light and you can feel the touch of God through this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel closer to God.
October 12, 2012
Great value for the book & study guide
This is a great book for any woman of any age. Her personal story makes what she has learned from it so real to others.
I thought the back of the book's study guide had wonderful questions to do on your own or within a group.
June 30, 2012
It seems that more often than not when circumstances spiral out of our control that God seems to be far away from us. Linda Evans Shepherd offered excellent insght in her new book, When You Can't Find God.
From envying others, especially those who do not know God Ã¢ÂÂ ever done that? Believe that celebrities etc. have it all and we Christians are left with all the heartaches? Yep, me too.
"Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has." ~ Billy Graham, quote that starts Chapter 1 of When You CanÃ¢ÂÂt Find God
To our burdens that Jesus promises to carry, our hurts He promises to heal and our bitterness He promises to take away.
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." ~ Charles Swindoll, quote that starts Chapter 10 of When You CanÃ¢ÂÂt Find God
Linda gives us hope with her words of understanding, scripture verses and stories of how God shows His presence amidst difficulties, with real life examples from the lives of others. Ultimately peace and joy are ours if we only allow Him to bring us to ourselves to receive it with His help and power.
"Perhaps God brings us to the end of our resources so we can discover the vastness of His."~ Neil T. Anderson, quote that starts Chapter 12 of When You CanÃ¢ÂÂt Find God
This is a wonderful book that allows us to regain our focus as we walk through difficult circumstances. We highly recommend it.
Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for a review, but that in no way influences my thoughts and opinions - they are my own.
June 12, 2011
From the Heart
It's easy to ask the question "Where is God when...?" When a mom is diagnosed with cancer and only has 2 months or less to live and has to leave behind her 2 young children, where is God? Where is God when a mother looses her firstborn child before she is even able to hold her in her arms? I think all of us are full of these questions. However, we forget that God is still there. He's still with us, drawing us closer to Him, if we will only choose to let Him come closer to us.
This book is an encouraging book that reminds us to pray through those tough times and to find the peace and hope that only God alone can give, which also produces the joy that we find when we are resting in Him. Linda Shepherd knows this first-hand as she has walked this path in her own personal life. Her now adult daughter was in a car wreck 20 years ago and suffered severe brain damage. Linda learned that the only way to find that peace she so desperately needed was not to put aside the hard questions, but to ask them and have faith and cling to what God has said and know that He alone is in control even when we don't understand. How encouraging!
If you've ever asked the questions "Where's God when...?" then this book's for you!
This book is available in May 2011 at your favorite bookseller, from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell 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: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
June 4, 2011