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
Today and every Monday for a while you can hear chapters of my book The Pregnant Pause of Grief. It’s been almost 6 years since my Dear Ronald went to be with Jesus. I started to read the book again myself, just to see how far I have come since that first horrible grief. And then Hopestreamradio.com added it to their Monday roster. Tune in, won’t you? I pray it helps you as it helped me. Brenda J Wood
And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, that one of the ancient prophets has come back to life. (Luke 9:19, AMP)
But Jesus brought gossip around to truth.
And He said to them, but who do you [yourselves] say that I am? (Luke 9:20a, AMP)
And Peter replied, The Christ of God! (Luke 9, 18-20, AMP)
Peter knew the answer. Do you?
We talk a lot about Jesus. We listen to the ‘good old stories’ of how he moved in people’s lives. We drink in the testimonies of celebrities and make our own celebrities out of those who do wonderful things for him.
The disciples must have done the same thing because when Jesus asked them this question they knew the answer.…
Now it occurred that as Jesus was praying privately, the disciples were with Him, and He asked them, who do men say that I am? (Luke 9:18, AMP)
They really did know the gossip of the day.
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Tired of radio stations with no Christmas music or scripture readings from Luke and Isaiah? Try hopestreamradio.com. You won’t be disappointed! Merry Christmas to all! Brenda J Wood
Some specialty cakes are served with a small token of some kind to represent the Christ Child. Others are shaped to remind us of the baby in swaddling clothes.
That may have been the goal but what happens when your cake comes out of the oven looking more like Herod on a rampage? People so easily get the wrong idea!
Enjoy your little ones. They will be big before you know it. Appreciate what you have before it turns into what you had.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3a, NIV)
Parents are you trying to determine your adult child’s lot in life? Get out of the way, pray and let them find their own way to Jesus.