Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway: 40 loaves

"40 loaves: Breaking Bread with Our Father Each Day"

Here’s a summary:

“Why don’t I have more faith?”
“Why am I so bored with Jesus?”
“Why are Christians so hard for me to like?”
There are many questions we’re not supposed to ask when playing by the religious rules. It makes people uncomfortable. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? What is it that you’re afraid to ask God? It’s a risky prospect to begin asking–but far riskier to continue simply trying to get by without knowing. Author C. D. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected.
Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? Come indulge yourself in daily readings with an honest exploration of your secret fears and thoughts, and know that you will always be welcomed in God’s unconditional love.
Search me, O God … and know my anxious thoughts.
–Psalm 139:23 NIV

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

I read this book over Thanksgiving break and it brought up a lot of questions and situations that I could relate to. There were several days that really struck me. Fear of death...yes, I have it. That's one of my confessions, but as it says in the book: confession of fears, replaces them. I can say that I am confident in where I will go when i die, but that still doesn't take away the fear of unknown, fear of ending, fear of what will go on without me. BUT, I know that everything will be according to His will and His perfect plan. Sad that it takes being called back to heaven to see his plan, but I have faith that He knows way more that I do :)

Another day that spoke to me in a way was: Why does God seem silent in my life? Well, I felt some comfort that this author see it the same way I do. He writes about how "God is love. We listen for God by listening for love. When we experience love, we have heard the voice of God." God is speaking to me loud and clear everyday. I am so very loved and I love so many...

So now here's the big giveaway: To get your copy of 40 loaves, all you have to do is leave a comment. You get 2 entries if you share this on your blog as well :)
Contest ends 12/23 at 3pm central.


Crystal said...

This sounds like good book that i need to read.

Julie M. Jackson said...

WOW! If I don't win I will be going to get it asap! I have those same fears and more! Oh, and putting it on my blog too!

Jen said...

That sounds really interesting!

Kristi said...

It sounds like this book will open your mind....and heart....and make you ask youself questions you normally wouldn't sit around and discuss openly. Very interesting topic.

niki said...

This sounds like a very interesting read. I found you through Julie and some of your fears are the same as mine. I do have a lot of questions and this book sounds like it helps you be more open in expoloring them! I am adding this to my blog as well!

Sarah said...

We have a winner!
Kristi, send me ( your email and we'll chat on getting the book to you :)