This latest offering in The 101 Most Powerful series sets out to motivate,
encourage and redirect Christian believers through 101 powerful biblical
promises. Utilizing a combination of historical facts, current newsworthy
happenings and anecdotes from her own life, Ford succeeds in fleshing out key
biblical principles, providing her readers with substantial truths to reflect
upon long after the book has been closed. Whether Christian followers suffer
from a joyless existence, need wise instruction or find themselves mired in
religious legality, Ford supplies biblical cures found in the Old and New
Testaments. Her pithy, energetic style makes the reading and the contemplating
palatable, while she simultaneously offers a faithful, biblical perspective.
Each promise opens with a Scripture verse; a concise but ample essay
commenting on said verse, including lessons applicable for daily life; and a
direct prayer. Ford snares her readers' attention with fascinating historical
tidbits woven through many of her devotions. Take the reference found in Luke
6:38, where believers are instructed to give generously, expecting that their
gift will be returned to them in the same measure. Ford provides a
mini-sidebar detailing the habits and customs of grain merchants from Jesus'
time, explaining how each merchant was, if honest, always to err on the side
of the customer. Readers from across the Christian spectrum will discover
help, hope and instruction within this compilation of powerful promises.
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