Friday, May 3, 2013

Finding God in the Dark: A Book Review

About The Book:

God has not forgotten about you.

That's hard to remember in the face of disillusionment or heartache. Unbelief and doubt are buried deep within us, especially when we question God's goodness in the face of loss and abandonment. Ted Kluck's world was turned upside down after experiencing a failed adoption, where he found himself propelled into a year of doubt and disillusionment. Ronnie Martin struggled with the kind of identity and idolatry issues that come with being a well-known recording artist, before the unexpected death of his father allowed those sins to be brought to the surface of his heart. It is in the midst of these and other everyday stories that we learn how God reveals His boundless grace to every one of us.

Whether you've lost someone you loved, suffered career failure, or simply been let down by a fellow Christian, it's natural to wonder whether God has forgotten about you. You're not alone. But as a believer, you can trust that overcoming individual challenges will prepare you for a greater purpose. Kluck and Martin's raw revelations about their mistakes and disappointments will help you on your own journey to finding God when you’re standing in the dark.

About The Author:

Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written eight books, and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He's also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.

Ronnie Martin is a Dove Award-nominated recording artist best known as the sole member of Joy Electric. Ronnie has over twenty album credits and is a worship arts pastor and young adults teacher at Ashland Grace Church in Ohio. He lives in Ashland, Ohio, with his wife, Melissa, and daughter

My Review:

In life we know that we know that it is inevitable that we will face difficult times. We often will ask ourselves why people have to die, why jobs have to be lost or friendships fall apart. But what do we do when these difficult times affect our faith? Do you hold strong to our belief that Jesus will carry us through or do we think that in the pain God has forgotten us?

The authors of Finding God in the Dark relay their own personal experiences through the dark times and show us that even when we do give up on God, He will never give up on us, and despite the pain, shows us that there is light when we give it all up to Him. 

The book is a quick read, and very thought-provoking, well written and will appeal to both those who have gone through the journey of doubt, as well as Pastors, or counsellers to have in their personal resource library.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Finding God in the Dark at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., 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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