Michael Youssef

I love the cover of this book. The two cliffs on each side are like going out West to see where the old days of long ago where started.  It is so beautiful to feel the ground below you and see the high cliffs above you and the blue sky in between. I wonder why he picked the cliffs for the front cover.

This book draws principles from the book of Judges, one of the important books of the Bible, wouldn’t you say?

I was just glancing through the pages as I sometimes do before I start to read the book and the first words that caught my eyes that made me stop to read was: Once you make a decision to go in one direction, you cut off all your other options and possibilities, we don’t fully understand what, it means to decide. For example if you make a decision to follow Christ and you say “I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That means you obey him, follow him, you have willingly relinquished all other options. This decision is a good one though!!!

A Preacher William Booth, if you never heard of him, he was the founder of the Salvation Army. He had 9 children. Maria was his third daughter, when she was young she suffered an accident early in life caused her to have convulsions. Even though she had these she went up in rank to be Staff Captain. One day a friend of hers asked her, “why would God do this to her?”  Maria’s reply was a wonderful way to glorify God. She said “It’s wonderful to do the Lords work, but greater to do the Lords will.”  What a wonderful obedient servant. Would you be, no matter the cost?

The Book of Judges introduces you to great women of God. Take Deborah, then there’s the wimpy Barak, he’s like crying for his Mommy for help.

Through this book we learn:

Our abilities don’t Match Gods

We can’t be self sufficient and depend on God

We have to depend on God completely with everything. We are not strong enough without God, He is our strength.

Read what happens in the Judges and see the parallel of today. Learn the New King that fought and was similar to Jesus. Israel couldn’t defeat their enemies, just as we could not defeat our enemy Satan; we need Jesus and his strength to fight the battle for us and with us.

I recommend this book highly. This book is really a must have. If you look at the world today and wonder what is going on get this book and read it and then see the parallel of today and in Israel days of not wanting God but to live the way they wanted and what happened and why. The book isn’t that long of a read 198 pages of pure information for you.

I received this book free from Harvest House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.

5 Stars

ISBN 978-0-7369-5503-4

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