"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Where Is God? by Dr. John Townsend

I received this book in the mail the day after the earthquake hit Haiti. Watching the destruction, the desperation, the injured, the dead, and the hopelessness, I’m sure I was only one of millions asking “Where is God?”

In 2001 I was severely injured in an automobile accident and I found myself and my family asking “Where is God?” I survived but remain partially paralyzed and while I was not happy, after many days I came to know that God saved me for a reason, I renewed my faith and knew that “God is Good” and He has control of my path. The members of my church called me their “miracle.” I could feel the strength I received from all their prayers. It was a miracle, I should have died, I wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and when others thought I couldn’t hear, I heard doctors and nurses discussing my care and estimating my slim chance of survival, let alone walking again. Today my faith is strong, my brain intact, and my body doing the best it can under the circumstances.

This book was the perfect book for me because it validated a lot of my thoughts. It is a very timely book because it deals with all the things everyone is being touched by in their own lives or by someone close to them. Financial struggles, medical tragedies, personal turmoil, all things brought on by the world today around us.

Dr. John Townsend uses personal anecdotes, real life stories, and scripture to assure us that God is right beside us as long as we are open to Him. His unique insight gives us hope and truth that we can build our lives upon. I was pleased to read the chapters were he acknowledges that there will be “Hard Times” and “doubt” and that “God suffers with us.” If you are struggling with any challenge and think God has forgotten or forsaken you, this book is a must read.  It is also a great read to reaffirm your faith.

As I finished this book I was again watching scenes from Haiti and could actually see God working, in the hands of the hundreds of volunteers there helping the injured and desperate, in the eyes of the Haitian people as they felt hope seeing all the people and supplies that are arriving to help them, and also in their tears and they mourned the loss of loved ones. Where is God? Inside every one of us. Thank you Dr. John Townsend. Your book is a wonderful gift.

Click the link below to order you copy of this book today from Amazon.com

Where Is God?: Finding His Presence, Purpose and Power in Difficult Times

This book was provided to me free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. Opinions are mine and mine alone.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

shawneebookworm said...

Awesome Dolly. thanks for the post. I will try to locate this one as it sounds like the kind of book to read and pass around to others.