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  1. Teacher
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Faith over Doubt
    February 18, 2023
    Teacher
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    One of the things I especially appreciate in Faith, Doubt, and God's Mysterious Timing by Laurie Polich Short is the way she takes familiar stories from the Bible, and points out how God met each person in their faith and doubt to show his perfect timing and Sovereignty.

    We read about Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Joseph, Moses, David, Paul, and others in these pages. We see how, through faith, they navigated God's seeming unanswered prayers, and way-off timing. And we understand, just like them, we can trust the One who orchestrates our path.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

  2. danni
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    encouraging
    February 16, 2023
    danni
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is my first time reading writings by Short and I was impressed. She made it clear throughout the book that we are still being written, our story is still being developed, but ultimately part of God's redemptive story for all people no matter our circumstances.

    She structures the book with ten chapters, each addressing three specific scripture references regarding a particular concept, such as Time is Never Lost or Your Little Leads to God's Big. Each chapter also concludes with reflection questions that are, of course, very practical and insightful.

    Short presents the stories of many biblical characters that journeyed through circumstances just like ours and reminds us of their failings and shortcomings along with their desire to seek out the Lord and receive His grace and forgiveness.

    She's not shy about sharing honestly her own transformative circumstances and how she handled them, whether "good" or "bad". All she shares is ultimately encouraging and challenging for her readers to turn to the Lord and remember His goodness.

    I received a copy of this book from BethanyHouse in exchange for an honest review.
  3. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Insights from Bible stories and life experience
    February 18, 2023
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    It is hard to have faith when we have no idea what God is doing. Short shares her insights on the experiences of people in the Bible, and a few of her own, to help us see our story as something in a much larger story God is doing. From Moses, for example, we see God's training may take much longer than we ever thought. Other experiences help us see what happens when we try to take control of our life or when we compromise. Short encourages us to get back on the path when we wander and to let go of expectations, rather being willing to be open to what God has in store.

    There are many additional insights in this book. One is that when we expect God to provide only prosperity and comfort in our lives, when those are taken away we will think He has abandoned us. (125) God sometimes takes us through hardship, holding our hand, resulting in mature faith. From the woman with the issue of blood we learn that when God delays in acting, He may be working on something much bigger than we had thought.

    The lesson that had the most impact on me was from Peter's experience in John 21. (128) Jesus tells him of his future suffering and Peter's response was to ask about John, "What about him?" Isn't that what we do? God brings us into some difficulty and the first thing we notice is someone else whose life seems to be going along swimmingly. Jesus' response to Peter is wisdom for us. Don't concern yourself with someone else. Follow Jesus. Each person's life is different. We must concern ourselves with how we respond to what God has given us, not what He has given someone else.

    Much of the text is the retelling of biblical stories so this book would be suitable for a new Christian. There are reflection questions at the end of every chapter so even seasoned Christians will find material for spiritual growth. Reading this book is an encouragement to stay open to what God is doing in our life, trusting in God's plans for our future as we live out our part of a much larger story.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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