Friday, August 8, 2014

Book Review: "Raw Faith"

“You know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” –James 1:3-4

Regarding these verses, Kasey Van Norman, author of Raw Faith says, “The testing of our faith isn’t evidence that God has forgotten us; in fact, the opposite is true. Our trials prove to us and to others that we are genuine children of God whose faith is strengthened by these changes and hardships.”

Kasey knows about changes and hardships, trials and testing. She was married, raising two young children, and launching a new ministry when she got the news that she had cancer. Just that quickly, her whole world changed, and as she fought for her life, she wrestled with God, angry and frightened, yet determined to cling to her faith. Her book, Raw Faith, documents her personal battle, including actual journal entries and powerful lessons learned. Kasey learned that faith isn’t about what God does, but Who He Is, and she wants her readers to know this, too—especially those who are fighting faith battles of their own, enduring the unimaginable and asking God, “Why me?”

Kasey’s story encouraged me greatly! I’m happy to recommend it to you.

No one sent this book to me to review. I obtained it myself and am choosing to review it for credit in Tyndale’s Summer Reading Program.

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