Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Abraham: One Nomad's Amazing Journey of Faith" by Charles R. Swindoll

Abraham, beloved patriarch of the Old Testament, loved and followed God. What were the times like when he lived? How could his faith stand during those difficult times? In this new book, Charles Swindoll opens up the life of Abraham to his readers, letting them see in depth the life of this man who would become the "father of a great nation."

Abram was a man who lived during a time that was difficult to live for, and trust in, God. All around him were people who made up superstitions to explain what was happening. They build pyramids to achieve immortality. Their were many immoral practices and the pressure was to be like them. But, Abram trusted God through it all, even when God told him to move from his home and go to a new land he had never seen, a promised land. There were tests, and he didn't always pass, but he did try to do what he was asked. Later, God changed his name to Abraham and his wife's name went from Sarai to Sarah, and God blessed them with a son in their old age. How did Abraham keep his faith? How did he live a godly life in those times? This book will not only answer those questions, but also give you a much deeper understanding of this nomad named Abraham.

I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about the times of Abraham. I have always loved the story of the beginning of the Jewish nation, and this book gave me more insight into the depth of the faith and trust Abraham had in God. If you enjoy studying Bible characters and learning about the background of their lives, this book is definitely for you. It will make a great addition to personal and church libraries. I received my review copy from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.

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