Thursday, May 09, 2013
THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH
How God Uses Ordinary People
to Do Extraordinary Things
By R.T. Kendall
OVERVIEW: With keen insight and practical application, beloved theologian and teacher R.T. Kendall explores the triumphs and contradictions of this powerful man of God. You will love seeing how Elijah was like you―righteous but proud, strong but cowardly, blessed but tested by trial and doubt.
AUTHOR: Dr. R.T. Kendall, a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Oxford University (D.Phil.), was the senior minister of the historic Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. The author of numerous bestselling books, he conducts conferences all over the world. He and his wife, Louise, live near Nashville, Tennessee.
MY REVIEW: This is a good book and I like many things about it, but the thing I like the most is its emphasis on the importance of godly character. Oh my, how this is missing in today's society. Dr. Kendall reveals in this book how Elijah was a great man of God and yet afflicted with the very same failings and fear we all have. This is both encouraging and challenging at the same time. Elijah walked closely with God but stumbled along the way. But in the end we see that he lived with great faith and that we can too.
This is a book that will benefit all readers but especially young people. God used Elijah to accomplish great things, and He wants to use you, too.
(I received this book for free from Chosen Book Group for this review.)