Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Revival Rising by Kim Meeder July 15, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:36 pm
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Ignite Your Heart with His Fire of Revival

Most of the world around us is dying without hope. Friends, co-workers and family members are struggling to find their way through the darkness of sin and suffering. But Jesus has not abandoned the souls He came to save; He wants you to make a difference! He is calling you to carry His life-giving love into places of brokenness and sorrow. Genuine revival happens when passion for God breaks through human restraint and ignites one heart after another with the flame of His love.

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I watched American Gospel on Netflix. This has, and continues, to change my faith and is bringing my focus back to the Word and the Gospel. Unfortunately, I signed up to review several books by authors I don’t necessarily agree with any longer. In fairness, I am still trying to read them for gold, but now I am seeing a lot of things I never would have saw before that I no longer agree with or I am questioning. I think it’s only fair that I tell you that and the bias I am coming from.  

My thoughts:

When I first started reading this book I thought I might agree with this author on most of her thoughts. I really enjoyed the beginning picture she paints and I really liked how each chapter started with a personal story from the author. Most of her stories involve some type of adventure that I would never dare to try but I enjoyed reading about. She tied these stories in beautifully with her message in that chapter.

Where I struggled is when the author said: p. 73 “Our focus should be riveted on what is so broken within our own faith that the flow of His presence is quenched by our unbelief.” She is referring to why miracles aren’t happening, why we aren’t seeing healings.

I lived there for many years and it made me angry at God. I felt entitled to miracles and healings because I was a believer and when those things didn’t happen I was mad. I believe I put so much emphasis on getting these gifts I lost sight of the giver of gifts. The greatest gift, and the only one I need, is the gift of forgiveness that was given to me through the power of Christ’s blood. My faith is broken? That’s a pretty bold statement and one I completely disagree with.

Later the author shared when she talked to a stranger and told him that Jesus loves him. I found the story interesting, and it is true, Jesus does love him. But how would the stranger every really know that without knowing what Jesus did to prove it? She never shared that with him. Yes, that is a tougher conversation then simply saying Jesus loves you but isn’t that what our faith is all about? Jesus died for you, that is how much he loves you,  you can repent and be forgiven.

As always, theses are my thoughts only. If it sounds like an interesting read to you give a try.

Visit Kim here.

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

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

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