Grace Revealed: Finding God's Strength in Any Crisis(Broadstreet Publishing Group, January 2018)
Trust in the unmerited gift of God's grace
You can't escape the inevitable crises that will face you throughout your lifetime. Whether it's health problems, emotional issues, career challenges, gut-wrenching losses, or other failures, these experiences can destroy your morale and lead you into despair. Some crises may be a result of your own choices, while others may be completely out of your control. Whatever the source, there is a lasting solution that comes to you free of charge from above: God's amazing grace.
In Grace Revealed, you will:
-Experience real-life stories of others who discover they are not alone and that relief is within their grasp.
-See how devastating afflictions can be overcome through faith in Jesus and His love, mercy, and grace.
-Learn how God's grace transforms lives and leads you into enduring and rewarding Christian service.
-Be inspired to encourage others who are suffering but cannot seek help on their own.
Read these undeniable, modern-day examples of God's loving grace and its transformative power, and discover that God is always present in your time of need.
This book serves as a reminder for all of us about God's love, mercy, and grace. Author Fred Sievert examines grace, as told by different people who have not only felt it, but were transformed by the knowledge of God's grace. Although some stories were harder to read than others, speaking purely as a mother, I was inspired by their hope that amidst all of their pain and brokenness, they were each able to see God's love. How amazing is that? In seasons where there are more darkness and pain, they all saw a sliver of light, and love that shone such brightness that they were able to fight their way out....even decades later. I particularly enjoyed going through the reflective portion at the end of each story. It allowed to give the reader take a breath from these experiences and also pause on the the enormity of God's grace.
Grace, this tiny word with such heavy and magnificent meaning. I struggle with this daily, like most parents...like most people. My limit has been tested. My faith has been broken. God sends people to me in subtle and different ways to renew my thirst. This cycle, unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, continues on and on. Through it all, it is revealed that God's Grace is sufficient.
Within these pages are stories of this cycle. Although, my season of doubt and hope pales in comparison to the sheer evilness and hatred that most of my brothers and sisters in Christ have had to endure. The picture stays the same. Hope abounds. Love remains and Grace (is) revealed.
***I received this book through Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions are my own.***
My Rating: 4/5
About the Author
Fred Sievert is a speaker, author, and former president of New York Life Insurance Company. Following his early retirement at age fifty-nine, Sievert attended Yale Divinity School and received a master's degree. Sievert remains actively engaged in his greatest passions, which include speaking and writing about his faith, mentoring young executives, and serving as a lay leader of his church and on the boards of several organizations with missions well-aligned with his beliefs and values. Fred and his wife have five grown children, three grandchildren, and reside in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Find out more about Fred at https://www.storiesofgodsgrace.com.
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1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!