Sunday, April 15, 2012

God Loves Broken People {Book Review}

God Loves Broken People
(and those who pretend they're not)
by Sheila Wash

About the Book
Readers encounter a new message about God's redemptive plan for their failures and shortcomings.

One bite of forbidden fruit is all it took to send humanity reeling from God. What Sheila Walsh unveils in God Loves Broken People is that God had a divine plan even then that is hidden underneath our pain and mistakes. God intends to wield our failures, our wanderings, and the deep hurt of our lives not only to drive us toward him but also to give us a deeper experience of his grace and healing power.

So many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, look at their wounds and sense that they are somehow beyond repair, that their moments of weakness make them spiritually defective. In this powerful book full of deep biblical teaching, Walsh encourages readers with God's truth that he is not done with them yet, that he can and will redeem their failures to create a deeper intimacy with him and accomplish his kingdom purposes.

Everyone has messed up somehow, sometime. For anyone who is not able to move beyond and experience the deep love and grace of God, they need God Loves Broken People.

My Thoughts
The last six months God has been bringing up this topic or theme of brokenness in my life.  Over and over again.  Brokenness--a gift to be stewarded.  It can either bring us to a place of authentic humility and complete dependence on God, or we can use it as a means to rationalize/justify our sin.  Well, that's about as far as I've been able to articulate it.  Then I read this book.

Sheila Walsh was able to put into words--into sentences on a page--many thoughts, truths, and realities that I've not yet been able to accomplish on my own.  She includes many Scripture references, book excerpts, and personal illustrations that for the most part I found very helpful in the overall flow of the book.  On page 106 she states, "God wants to bring rare, unexpected treasures out of your days of suffering, things that the easy way simply cannot bring."  So true.

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