5 Stars Out Of 5
Stronger by Jim Daly with James Lund
October 5, 2010
In this book, Stronger, the Introduction starts in China, with a Chinese missionary couple telling him they will pray for hem as they were leaving. Jim felt compelled to asked them how they pray for us. With smiles and apprehension, the man replies, ".for the church in America to get more persecutions, as we see you as rather weak." I don't necessarily think we should pray for persecution, as Jesus already promised we'd have trials and temptations, but we are to take courage, as He has overcome the world. (See John 16:33) I would like to think they meant 'whatever it takes' to have us trust more deeply in the Lord. That original prayer, however, evolved into this book, Stronger, by Jim Daly.
This book is written in three parts.
The first is about being weak, troubles, and choices.
Part two covers surrender, God's invitation, acceptance and trust, and joy.
Part three involves perseverance, character, hope, and a vision of strength.
Jim gives us real-life stories of people we can relate to, who suffer tragedy, death, sickness, and loss, and how God uses our problems to draw us closer to the Him. God then provides the strength we need to go through life's sorrows and woes. Jim states very clearly that we have a choice in how we want to respond to what God sends our way, while telling us that the Lord wants nothing but the best for us. His answers to our prayers may not necessarily come in the form of what we pray for,but God always in the way that is best for us.
This book brings comfort, hope and encouragement in that Jim tells it, yet shows us how God is always there to comfote us.
This book was provided by Audra of The B & B Media Group, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.