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Out of the Ashes: How Unplanned Trials Reveal God’s Planned Grace

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“The one who feels that they have ruined their life and whose religion, works, and self-goodness has failed is also the person who can fully understand the love of God.” —Eddie Snipes, Out of the Ashes   Out of the Ashes helps people struggling with difficult circumstances in their lives. The author, Eddie Snipes, describes the beauty of failure and how God can transform our lives and circumstances, but also how God can use our circumstances to teach us to depend on Him rather than rely on ourselves. The author describes God’s love and grace to bring us salvation and new life. He also reminds us that guilt and shame can’t stick to our new life in Christ (I like that analogy). Other chapters deal with receiving God’s gift of abundant life and how to grow in grace. I enjoy reading short books and feel this one is worthwhile if you don’t mind that it’s short.     Tweetables...

Destined to Soar by KP Yohannan

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Destined to Soar by K.P. Yohannan My rating: 5 of 5 stars K.P. Yohannan masterfully lifts us up to a higher place where we can gain a new perspective on our troubles and how they fit into God’s plan. He doesn’t offer trite advice that minimizes our trials. Rather, he acknowledges that we will face all kinds of difficulties and yet he shows us how to navigate our difficulties with trust in God that overflows in joy and peace in the midst of trials. Destined to Soar could be used as a devotional book, with 37 short chapters on topics regarding humility, joy, obedience, unity, service, identity, grace, love, peace, and more. The author is a master storyteller and has a grip on Scripture that comes from living it out for many decades. This makes his writing powerful and effective in touching the reader at a point of need and offering healing and perspective. It’s always a joy to read books...