Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Exposing God Amidst the Chaos by James Barr December 15, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:20 pm
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Is God fair? Is He loving? Would a fair and loving God take His sick child and eternally torture that child for being born sick?
This is the current view of God now portrayed to the world.
Could our perception of God be wrong?
Let’s pull back the curtain and take a closer look at our God of love.
If you are afraid of God, someone is lying to you.
This is what God wants you to know about His plans for you.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV


“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” — Nikki Giovanni That certainly describes James Bars as he came to the end of self-sufficiency. When life became meaningless and desperation consumed him, James began a search for hope, purpose, meaning and wholeness. It is not by any virtue that James Bars has discovered how to help others. Rather his failures are the bedrock upon which God began to reach him and move him to share the hard lessons learned. You are on planet earth. You know many of the same struggles. But do you know the Way up? Do you have a system for success?

My thoughts:

This book does a great job of showing the fall of man from the beginning. How the enemy came to be and God’s reaction to this betrayal, His great sadness.

I took many things away from this book. One is that God never angry at us but He is angry for us and all we have to endure because of the fall.

A couple of things I underlined that impacted me are on page 11: “Living by God’s design, you will enjoy a state of nearly constant peace with others, peace within, and peace with  Him, that expands harmoniously with each new sunrise.”

I personally have found this to be true in my own life.

Then on page 27 the author is talking about the enemy: “He had walked away from God’s ways and distorted faith into fear. He liked it. He saw it as a useful tool in his campaign against the kingdom. He still does.”

Powerful stuff right there. Faith into fear.

This is a few quick read but packs a powerful punch.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 


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