Friday, April 13, 2012

Review of the book Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

I got a chance to read this book and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

This book is about a family who goes through some struggles and has to rely on GOD and prayer to get some relief. The book is about a mom who has kids and to make extra money decides to take a job as a teacher. There she gets to meet some special need kids who she becomes close with and enjoys working as a teacher but realizes that her kids at home are struggling with things as well. Her daughter Grace cuts herself to get rid of the pain and her husband works long hours and is never home to make sure the family gets the money they deserve but because he is never there their marriage suffers as well. The mom Darlene also makes another surprising friend as well, her neighbor who used to be a famous celebrity but loses her daughter in a tragic way and had lost her relationship with GOD and with Darlene's help finds her relationship with GOD again.

The book is about family and love and praying and trusting in GOD when things go wrong because GOD is truly a caring GOD and when you put GOD first in your life then life seems to go more smoothly because GOD blesses you when you put him first in your life.

I like the author's statement when she says " Life can be a mess sometimes, and when that happens, our faith either get's stronger, or it takes a dive. I hope readers will close the book with a feeling of renewal and the certainty that there is no hardship that we can't conquer with GOD on our side. I hope this book will bring folks one step closer to Him."

Life may be tough and can throw us for a loop sometimes but if we do not talk to GOD and pray to him we may feel alone yet we never are. GOD is always there for us if we just reach out and call to him. And one thing I truly believe is, we may not always get what we want in life but we always get what we prayer for because GOD knows whats best for us and without him life would be crazy and with GOD we can get relief.

I only have one problem with the book and that is that people believe that when you die that Jesus or GOD takes you into heaven to be his angel that is not true at all. When you die, you are conscious of nothing. You are simply sleeping. You can find that in the scripture Eccl. 9:5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” This misconception about GOD upsets me because GOD is a loving GOD who cares for each of us and would never do that. That's why I have a few scriptures I find comforting that show that GOD does not cause suffering. James 1:13 says " When under trial, let no one say I am being tried by GOD , for with evil things GOD cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone." Another good scripture is Isaiah 25:8 which reads " He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all earth for Jehovah himself has spoken it."

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone.

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