Little Luke’s Big
Heart by David Chisholm
is the true story of life with Luke who was diagnosed with health problems in
the womb. This is one amazing family who have coped with everything that life
has thrown at them. Their faith in God is truly inspiring. “How should I live
out my faith when I get gut-punched by life?” David Chisholm’s answer is to
trust God and to lean into Him. There really are times when running to God is
the only option.
David Chisholm writes with humour about many
things including the medical trials that they faced. Little Luke went through
so much but still their faith and humour remain.
David Chisholm has compiled lists of what not
to say and what to say to those facing medical problems. He also has a list of
how to survive long spells in hospital.
Trust And Obey
I Am Not A Victim by Adah Dobele – wow this is a
powerful book to help us to live the life God wants us to live.
We need to know God and be fully committed to
him. “We cannot have one foot in the world and another in Christ.” We need to
draw close to God and become intimately acquainted with Him so that we
recognise His voice and can ‘hear’ His quietest whisper. We need to live in
faith and not fear. I am who God says I am. I am not what the world calls me. I need to live with my focus on God.
Random God Sightings by Kelly Hanes is a powerful book of
twenty six stories of seeing God in the everyday. Often in our striving to see
God, we miss the fact that He is walking right beside us. We will ‘see’ Him
when we least expect to. God may be at the Christian conference but He is also
at the convenience store.
These tales are designed to help us look for
God in the everyday. When we seek Him, we will
find Him. “It was God’s face, revealed to me in the face of The Teacher.” We
may only glimpse God for a second but it is that second that will lift our
There are lessons to be learnt within the tales
as the reader sees that children are remarkably perceptive and that strangers
are kind. “People like that could change the world.” May we be people who see
and who having seen, change the world.
Trust God And Smile
The Accidental Missionary: A Gringo’s Love Affair With Peru by
David L Winters is the true account of the missionary life of David Bredeman
and his family. For seventeen years they faithfully served in Peru after David
Bredeman was called to go there. “God’s calling on my life grew stronger every day.” It is always
important to have ears that listen and a heart that obeys God. “Jesus opened my
eyes and my heart.”
In Lima David Bredeman found his life partner
as she was part of the Bible school. After marriage they spent a few years in
America before returning to Peru with their young family.
Living in Peru the Bredemans faced challenges
of climate, culture and terrorists but “God’s spirit sustains us as we