Tuesday, December 01, 2009
A Hope and a Future by Don Wilton-B&H Publishing
I imagine many of you are out Christmas shopping. If you or someone you love enjoys reading, I recommend A Hope and a Future by Don Wilton. This book really was like opening a treasure chest that had many different compartments. I'd read a chapter and say, "This one's my favorite."
Until I got to the next chapter and the next. There is SO much life application in this book and it's a simple read, meaning it doesn't involve a lot of think-time or effort on the reader's part.
This book helped me to understand those around me as well as helped me to understand some things within myself and how to let God breathe on the hope He has placed inside us.
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses because it's filled with promise that God has a future and a hope for us. This book delves into that promise and shows it both applicably and practically. Don't miss this treasure of a book!
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:
Pastor Don Wilton, who is also known as Billy Graham’s pastor, believes that discouragement is prevalent today and can have a negative impact on a person's family, work, ministry and relationships, and may also lead to health ailments and depression. To encourage those who are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about their future, Wilton has written A Hope and a Future(B & H Books) to help people break the day-to-day discouragement cycle. “I want to provide principles and illustrations from God’s Word for people to live beyond their circumstances, and despite their situation, show that God can bring them through it,” Wilton says.
In A Hope and a Future,Pastor Wilton parallels the lives of biblical figures Nehemiah, Samuel and Moses, men who overcame discouragement by making a choice to take action. He also stresses the importance of understanding spiritual gifts, sharing your faith, giving to others, and knowing the spiritual enemy. A Hope and a Future helps people to:
Identify and overcome spiritual emptiness and spiritual burnout
Recognize the relationship between health and fulfilling their spiritual calling
Understand why God allows spiritual attacks on Christians
Combat spiritual attacks with armor of God
Understand the ten tactics Satan uses to discourage and seven defensive actions
I hope you will pick up two copies...one for yourself and one for a friend or family member. Everyone faces discouragement at some point in life. I believe this book will be like a balm to hearts during those seasons. Happy Holidays!
*Disclaimer note: This book was provided to me by the publisher or the author or marketing team but that in no way positively or negatively affects my opinion or review of the book.