Saturday, March 19, 2016

Finding God in the Ruins Review and Book Tour (Litfuse)

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About the Book

If God is love, why do we hurt so much?

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what?

While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain.

Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.

About the Author

Matt Bays is a writer, speaker, and musician with a passion to call people out of their hiding places. In ministry for twenty years, he and his wife, Heather, live in Indianapolis with their fun-loving and insightful teenage daughters.

My Review

I read Finding God in the Ruins in exchange for honest review. The book was written by Matt Bays. The book is about finding God, even when your life is a mess. I know my life is a mess. I spend days trying to diffuse multiple meltdowns from one kid, while making sure the other kid doesn't have a seizure or a breath holding spell.

The first thing, which stood out, was when the author discussed redemption. The author said redemption has been misunderstood by Christianity. The book defined redemption (from a Christianity standpoint) as "A state of existence where The Faithful to God receive what they expect to receive out of life (and out of God), and what ails them is converted into something fresh and new (Getting the desires of one's heart)."

The author said approaching redemption from this standpoint sets us up for failure. It affects our relationship with God because we may want redemption to get what we want from God, instead of developing a stronger relationship with God. The author also discussed how some people think God owes them for good works/good behavior because we are chosen by God. When God doesn't do what we want, we get frustrated and disillusioned by God and Christianity. Things do not always go according to our plan.

You can purchase the book in Kindle, paperback, audio, and audio cd format, using the link above. 

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