Subtitled, A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God's Promises. Reading these pages, I had a sense of what it might be like to hear believers without printed Scripture retell portions of Gospel. This is a reverent retelling of Bible truths"emphasizing those who've struggled, endured, battled fear or been delivered from sin and pain. The storyteller, John Bloom, speaks strong peace directly to us, reminding through the relaying of Scripture (references included) that we are in good company when we face hurt and struggle in our Christian walk. Seamlessly, he transitions from Bible stories to a teaching/devotional style, all the while encouraging us that God's promises have been"and always will be-trustworthy, no matter our circumstances. Can be read in the traditional method, as a read-aloud or as more of a devotional by selecting a specific short chapter pertinent to your situation. A thorough Scripture reference index included at the back of the book. Foreword by Ann Voskamp. 5.25" x 8", 220 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
God is doing far more than we can see in our pain.
We plead for Gods deliverance from our pain and wonder why he keeps letting it go on. We are not alone. A cloud of witnesses surrounds us and they help us understand. In these 35 creative retellings of Bible stories, Jon Bloom explores the hope and joy that Abraham, Moses, Naomi, John the Baptist, and others experienced in the painful process of discovering that Gods promises really are more trustworthy than our perceptions.