My Testimony of How God Taught Me that: His Strength is Made Perfect in My Weakness By A Normal Christian
Review of: My Testimony of How God Taught Me that:
His Strength is Made Perfect in My Weakness
His Epiphanies Became my Epiphanies!
A nice book that made me really think about my own life experiences.
As I approach mid-life, I strive to be a good wife, mother, and above all a good Christian.
After reading these pages I find myself looking back at my life’s events.
Were they really just experiences?
Or, were they little tiny tidbits of God communicating with me?
Is it possible that I missed some important lessons?
Where do I go from here?
The book was a bit hard to follow at times, but not so much that I didn’t want to follow through until the end. The author started off in the Forward explaining how the book came to be, and included excerpts from the story, which helped with future readability. The author’s “experiences and epiphanies” are much like other “normal” Christian’s, but the author’s glimpse at how he was able to relate those occurrences with teachings from the Bible, made for a influential read.
He strongly focuses on opening people’s eyes, and hopefully doors, so that one can embrace their weakness, allowing God to reveal his strength.
My Testimony of How God Taught Me that: His Strength is Made Perfect in My Weakness was authored by ‘A Normal Christian’.
It is a biography of one person’s spiritual journey, which aims to show how real life experiences directly correspond with the Bible; that God is directly communicating to us, through those verses.
This book is a unique reading experience because it chronicles one person’s experiences, from the moment he became a Christian, a difficult and confusing time for the author, and throughout his life. The verses he includes with each of these show how they allowed him to see what lessons God was teaching him.
Much of that was grace.
Not all of the experiences were good ones. For example, the author was part of a church that was considering a merger with another one. The author had been given the gift of ‘tongues’ from God, which was put into direct spotlight with the appending church. The “gift” was scoffed at and ridiculed. The author stood up, with conviction, and with God, while in communications with the other church. The author was quite blunt, to the point of being disrespectful. At the time it felt right, in retrospect the situation could have been handled differently, but a gift from GOD, is a gift from GOD – they are all important, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The author stood tall with principles firmly in place. Many everyday Christians are put through the same tests, and every now and then one must go against the grain, with strength, when standing strong with their God; showing others the way.
This book is outstanding for anyone – whether strong or uncertain in faith, a newly or long-lived Christian, because of its encouraging tone throughout.
The excerpts in the beginning are helpful with the overall reading of the remaining parts in the book. Those little initial insights allowed me to really take in what the author experienced, and was also a good reference ahead for what was written, giving the reader a clearer picture of what each step of the author’s life lessons from God.
The author doesn’t seem to be a professional writer, but the book was definitely written from the heart.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone – believers or not. I strongly feel this book has the ability to put a spark into anyone’s heart about the questions and curiosities one may have of God.
After reading my question up top has been clearly answered.
Where do I go from here?
Follow my heart; listen for God.