Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Leaning into God When Life Is Pushing You Away - Review & Giveaway
Robert A. Schuller explores the various ways individuals lose or experience interference with their connection to God. He explains that emotions such as shame, regret, fear, and disappointment can stand in the way of the intimate association God wants with His children.
The good news is that when His people are struggling, God stays close. There are many ways to reestablish a dynamic connection with Him. Schuller calls these "Connection Corrections" and leads readers through identifying communication barriers and how to break them. Each chapter delves into the reasons readers fail to connect with God, how to begin repairing the broken wires, and the life-altering benefits of restoring a positive, power-filled relationship with Him. Readers who feel adrift from God will no find that no barrier is too big to keep them from a close, loving relationship with Him.
About The Author:
Robert A. Schuller is the former senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. He has written twelve books, including the bestseller Walking in Your Own Shoes. His most recent book, coauthored with Dr. Douglas DiSiena, is entitled Possibility Living. Schuller has four children and resides in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Donna.
I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy to read book with the reminder that no matter how far away we think we are from God, He loves us and will do anything to draw us back to Him. He loves us that much. At the end of each chapter are reflection questions for the reader to think upon. Many of the questions make one think about "the why" reasons they are coming away from God, instead of leaning into Him, especially during the hard times life throws at us.
One quote from the book that really resonates with me is "take this opportunity to consider your priorities and where God stands among them. The more you choose to make Him the ultimate focus of your life, the deeper and more intimate your relationship with Him will be".
I highly recommend this book to those who need an encouragement in their Christian walk, whether you are a new believer or have been a Christian for a long time. We all get discouraged and life has a way of leading us away from God at times, but its in both the good and bad times that God wants us to fully come to him and lean on Him.
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