Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes December 30, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:23 pm
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Find a fuller, richer life by letting God direct your destiny.

The story of Ruth is a journey of transformation. By allowing God to transform her circumstances, Ruth went from a widow who would be excluded from society to a wife with a secure and protected future, a future that ultimately paved the way for the birth of King David! Her story is full of collision–loss, heartache, poverty, even shame–but she never let her past define her. Instead, the most painful time of her life became her most pivotal, propelling her to a destiny she never imagined.

Perhaps you have a past you’re struggling to overcome. If disappointments, whether a result of your own choices or the actions of others, have kept you from being your true self, this book is for you. Follow Ruth’s life and discover the hope available to each of us. Your yesterday does not have to dictate your tomorrow.

Despite your past pain, you, too, can find redemption and restoration.

My thoughts:

I have always loved the book of Ruth. Probably even more so since reading Tessa Afshar’s fictional account of Ruth in her book In the Field of Grace.

What Sarah did in Colliding with Destiny is take the scriptures apart and then write a short chapter reflecting on how these words can apply to our lives today. She takes examples from her own life and shares her mistakes, regrets and deepest hurts.

You could easily make this book a daily devotional as most of the chapters are only a couple of pages long. Each chapter ends with Sarah sharing a bit more in a “Journaling” section and then asks questions so you can journal or share in a small group your thoughts. There is also a short prayer at the end of each chapter.

Sarah gave me some new insights into this familiar, yet powerful, story. If you enjoy the book of Ruth and encouraged by her I recommend this book as another way to delve into these scriptures.

Visit Sarah here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Christianbook.com.

A copy of this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

 

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