Monday, May 13, 2013
There is nothing more powerful than reading the testimonies of God's work in the lives of the lost and found. He shows Himself faithful to those who both know Him and are far from Him. When God Makes Lemonade is a book comprised of true stories that are meant to encourage and inspire the reader in their own faith as they read about God working miraculously in the lives of others.
I enjoyed most of the stories, covering issues of acts of nature, suicide, death, finances, etc., but unfortunately I didn't put the book down inspired and encouraged all that much. I didn't feel that it overcame the usual objection to faith: "God works in the lives of others, but not in mine." Some of the stories were remarkable, some not so much. Most of them written with little passion and a little to "matter of fact" in style. So, I never really felt the passionate heart of the writers. I liked the "lemon" drops on the few entries where they were placed, but missed the consistency throughout. The "lemon drops" could have been powerful if used to connect with the reader and bring about questions in the reader's faith walk etc. It would have been a powerful way to reach into the reader's life and truly encourage and strengthen their faith. So, for me, it fell short of what it could have been and the powerful impact it could have made.
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Posted by Cherie Hill at 8:06 AM
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