So Brave And Faithful
The Search For Home by Beatrice Smith is the true account of a young girl’s early life as she and her family were caught up in the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
The book is not a comfortable read as one witnesses man’s inhumanity to man. The book does show the faithfulness of God and the faithfulness of a family. “I remember knowing from a young age that all we ever needed to do in a crisis and beyond was pray. And have confidence that God would always answer.” During times of turmoil God is the only steadfast one.
Beatrice Smith was just ten years old when the genocide began. She witnessed scenes that no one should ever see. She lost her home, her education and her country but she never lost sight of God and her faith in Him strengthened.
Its’s All About Jesus
Lost And Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace by Kendra Fletcher is a powerful little book exploring the difference between religion and relationship.
Religion presents us with rules. We try to work out our salvation. We focus so much on ourselves and our ‘doing’ that we lose sight of God. “We loved our religion… more than we loved our Saviour.”
Relationship says it’s all about Jesus. It’s all about what Jesus has done. Our hope, our lives, everything is tied up in Jesus. He is the centre. “Only one thing matters: Jesus.”
So Many Godly Truths And Advice
Walking In The Spirit by Crystal and T.K. Chapin is a wonderful little thirty day women’s devotional. It is packed full of godly truths and advice. Each day is a gem in itself. If we applied these truths in our lives, our lives would be so much richer.
Daily there is a scripture, thoughts on how to live out that scripture and a question to apply to our lives. Each day is designed to help us question ourselves… do we live for God? Or for self? The questions help us to focus and examine our lives.
Thirty different areas. Thirty different days. A wonderful little book with power to change lives if you let it.
God is the same – yesterday, today, forever. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob loves us with an everlasting love. He has said “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you. As I was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so I am with you. My heart’s desire is a relationship with you. I long to hold you in the palm of my hand. I am from everlasting to everlasting.”