Saturday, September 17, 2011

Making The Best Of A Bad Decision: A Book Review

About The Book:

Maybe you worry you’ve married the wrong person. Maybe you’re carrying the burden of a secret or have gone down a dangerous road. Maybe you’ve made a life choice that’s hurt someone else so badly you feel the relationship can never be restored. But there’s good news: you have the opportunity to clear your conscience, make things right with God and others, and get to a place of grace and new beginnings. Join pastor and bestselling author Erwin Lutzer as he shows you how to make the best of even your worst decisions and move forward into a better future.

About The Author:

Erwin W. Lutzer is senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Loyola University, he is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winnerHitler's Cross and the best seller One Minute After You Die. He is also a teacher on radio programs heard on more than 700 stations throughout the United States and the world, including Songs in the Night, The Moody Church Hour, and the daily feature Running to Win. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three married children and seven grandchildren.

My Review:
Who among us has not made a bad decision in our life? I know I have made more than my share. But just because we have made one or one hundred does not mean we are written off. Lutzer takes the topic of people making bad choices and examines what happens when we allow God to use those bad decision for His glory. 
That's right, His glory. Just because we screw up, doesn't mean God is going to give up on us. It's just the opposite. When we sin (and He knows we will) and make bad decisions, it's only in His grace that we can move past the sin and move forward. We only have to ask. As simple as this concept sounds, we all know how hard it really can be. Lutzer does an amazing job in this book to lay it all out on the line, in a simple, yet Biblical, fashion. Not only does he teach us not to beat ourselves up over bad decisions we have previously made, but to accepts God's grace and to learn how to make Biblically good decisions in the first place.
 The book also includes a ton of space to make notes, and great questions for personal reflection and/or group study. This is a book that I will reference repeatedly over my lifetime, and am very happy to have in my personal library collection.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Making The Best of a Bad Decision at your favorite bookseller from Tyndale House Publishers
***I received a complimentary e-copy of this book, courtesy of Tyndale House and NetGalley, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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