Overcoming Adversity (by Dr Carl Garrigus, ThD, PhD)
Overcoming Adversity, Life Lessons from the Book of James (by Dr Carl Garrigus, ThD, PhD) is correctly titled indeed for Dr. Garrigus shares how his own life impossibilities were made more bearable by what he learned in the Book of James. Truth in action you might say.
As he says, life’s circumstances do develop your faith. Each chapter of this small book is followed by several questions so that you can examine your own life in the midst of your own circumstances.
Did you know that without God helping us, our faith growth is next to impossible? James 1:5 says that if we lack wisdom we should ask God. Now that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
Dr. Garrigus goes on to point out that anger won’t get us anywhere and to watch what we say.
In the summary, he points out that when we turn to God, and seek his will, difficult times provide opportunities to develop our faith.
Dr. Garrigus uses interesting life samples to illustrate his points. Every now and again, the book does seem a little bit preachy but over all I enjoyed it and I would recommend it. It is a good, although short overview of the Book of James.
The publisher provided me a free book in return for an honest review.
Brenda J Wood, author and motivational speaker