Mighty To Save
The Healing Season by Shannyn Caldwell is a powerful book about God who heals our brokenness.
Shannyn Caldwell lost both her parents in a tornado when she was twenty nine. The loss tore her apart. This is her journey towards healing. “I didn’t know what to do. I don’t know how to live. I’m so lost.” The good news is that in our lostness, Jesus will search for us. He will leave the ninety nine to look for the one. Shannyn Caldwell was immersed in her pain. Life stopped. “I didn’t want to let the world turn without them and yet, I couldn’t stop it.” Only her daughter kept her going. She did not know God but God knew Shannyn Caldwell and He had a plan for her life.
The Healing Season is a story of brokenness made whole. “How my grief was healed because Jesus loved me.” It is also God’s story of meeting hurting people and healing them. God sends people across our paths to help lead us to Him.
This book has some very raw pain. The reader’s emotions are shot to pieces. The glory of God shines through the pain. “He was the God of all hope, not some, not sometimes… all hope.”
Sometimes other Christians turn people from God. “I witnessed countless angry people, screaming on the street about repentance… selling fear not freedom.” How very sad. There are people who love and pray for the broken and lead them to Jesus.
Interestingly, Shannyn Caldwell mentions Breaking Free, a course led by Beth Moore, and the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren… I have studied both and they are excellent.
The Healing Season is such a powerful book. It is full of godly lessons and full of God, Himself, showing up in the middle of our pain.
Bless you and thank you Shannyn Caldwell for sharing your story.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.