Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Still Restless by Jan D. Hettinga March 23, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:31 pm
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Find the inner peace that your heart longs for

Many things prevent us from allowing God to be the manager of our lives. For some, it’s a longing for social justice they don’t see Him bringing about. Others fear losing more than they would gain. Still others have been wounded and believe a God of love would have stopped the hurt from happening. In response, we create our own kingdoms, attempting to organize life to get what we want. The problem is that we are not truly equipped to run our world well, no matter how hard we try.

Still Restless relates good news: God has always had time for honest seekers, even when they have hard questions or objections for Him. The proof is in the life of Christ. Jesus met for one-on-one conversations to share the way to truth and life, and He rarely used the same approach twice. The gospel is designed for everyone, no matter one’s experiences or personality.

Jan Hettinga walks through these gospel encounters to demonstrate how talking with Jesus is a good thing to do, particularly in today’s fast-paced modern world. Conversations with Christ lead to a spirituality that shuts down evil and empowers good. They produce a faith that surrenders control right from the beginning, embracing the relief of following a leader who cares for you.

What would you give to travel back in time to make an appointment with Jesus, to talk to God in flesh and ask your questions face-to-face? Hettinga uncovers the path to that opportunity today. Get ready for the conversation of a lifetime and a manager you can trust completely.


Jan D. Hettinga is pastor of leadership development at Cascade Community Church in Monroe, Washington, and pastor emeritus of Northshore Community Church in Bothell, Washington. He is also founder of the Northsound Church Planting Network in Seattle, and currently serves as chair of MissionsFest Seattle. Hettinga’s previous work includes Follow Me: Experience the Loving Leadership of Jesus.

My thoughts:

Who doesn’t feel restless?Who doesn’t need more peace that only Jesus can give? I certainly do. So I was really looking forward to reading this book.

The book speaks a lot of truth and gives great examples of people who are discontent and restless and looking for something more.

However, I felt the stories where slightly incomplete that we never got around to if those people found peace and how that happened.

I guess I just had different expectations of the book then what was delivered and I had trouble connecting.

Overall, a good book just not what I expected.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon,  Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million, Deeper Shopping 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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