03 August, 2010

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, by Dr. David Jeremiah

In this follow-up writing to an earlier book he wrote, Dr. Jeremiah answers the question "What should we do now?" in regards to current world events and the coming end times. He challenges his reader from the authority of God's Word to place our confidence and hope in the Almighty, the only One who is dependable and sure in times of uncertainty, troubles, and turmoil at all levels of society and within governments and economies.

I found his words to be wise and discerning. I appreciate that rather than relying on fruitless sayings of his own thought, he delivered hope straight from Scripture. I found his advice on "coping" to be relevant to any situation that causes uneasiness, from his first chapter on being compassionate to offenders to his final point of staying convinced that our God is unfailing and sovereign, as well as unwavering in our Christian walk and our knowledge that we are daily in spiritual warfare with an adversary who seeks our soul.

I was challenged by the many accounts he brought to remembrance of those who have endured persecution for their belief in God, even to the point of death. He wrote of how even in their dire circumstances, they found hope in the Lord, because their confidence was "In Him." I pray that the same can always be said of my life, even in the day to day hardships as well as the joys that come to each of us.

*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.

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