Friday, December 11, 2009
SQUEEZING GOOD OUT OF BADBy James N. Watkins
OVERVIEW: Martha Bolton, writer for Jeff Allen, Phyllis Dillar and Mark Lowry calls this "A book that will make you laugh, think, and start looking at those sour places in life in a whole new way."Life is filled with lemons! So here are top ten ways to squeeze the good out of those life-puckering problems. And James Watkins is a great guide since he's felt the squeeze of cancer, unemployment, family crises, and chronic nose hair. Join him in the journey. Author, Heather Gemmen wrote, "Jim Watkins is clearly a man who knows how to laugh and how to cry...and when one will be more effective than the other. Discover his godly wisdom for yourself by enjoying this important books as you make sense of life."
AUTHOR: James N. Watkins is the award-winning author of fifteen books and over two thousand articles. He serves as an editor with Wesleyan Publishing House and instructor at Taylor University, as well as popular conference speaker. His most important roles, however, are as child of God, husband, dad, and "papaw."
MY REVIEW: James Watkins has as his purpose for writing this book the same one that Peter stated as his in l Peter 5:12b NLT "My purpose for writing is to encourage you and assure you that the grace of God is with you no matter what happens." Let that sink in! It doesn't get any better than that. James does an excellent job of fulfilling that purpose. His book is a wonderful source of encouragement for making your way through life-puckering problems.
I laughed and cried my way through this splendid little book of encouragement. I found it hard to put down and I think you will have the same problem. This is a book you won't want to part with but you will want to buy one for each of your friends.