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Monday, October 12, 2009
Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah
What another fantastic book for our day and age that we are going through right now; the world is definitely a little chaotic right now. Since reading Fearless by Max Lucado, I was equally interested in reading this book by Dr. David Jeremiah when I found it. Part of me wanted to see how the books were similar or different, but knowing how centered on Christ Dr. Jeremiah is as a person I really wanted to see how he would relate the times that we’re going through ground in the Word of God. I believe he hit the mark with the verse on the back cover; “Let not your heart be troubled…” (John 14.1)
Reading through the book, I was drawn to chapter seven which is titled “Stay Confident.” I believe the subject of this chapter is the main point of the book and not just because of the words confident in the chapter heading and confidence in the title of the book. I believe it is the main point because the subject of this chapter is the Word of God. This book is full of scripture passages to back up what Dr. Jeremiah is saying, but there were a couple points in this chapter that really grabbed a hold of me and made me think this is how we live with confidence. Dr. Jeremiah tells us this, “I assure you that the most remarkable and powerful words of comfort and encouragement you’ll ever encounter are all in the Bible,” and “the Bible is the key to living with confidence in a chaotic world.” If we abide in His Word, I believe these patterns for living will come true, centered in Christ, committed to the Word, compassionate toward others, connected to the church, consistent in your walk, calm in your heart, certain of His coming, and confident in your faith. Not only are these great for living in the chaotic world we live in as a whole, but also in our own personal lives. We may not all be going through the loss of jobs or houses, total destruction because of natural disasters, but that doesn’t mean our lives are not chaotic. Even in the smaller chaotic times, we must not forget the Word of God and let God work in and through us to help us live with confidence.
Special thanks to Thomas Nelson and the Book Review Bloggers program for providing this complimentary book to read and review.