Book Title: Kiss the Wave Author: Dave Furman Publisher: Crossway

Amazon info: “I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. Fjallraven Kanken Classic What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the midst of suffering? What if God intends to work through our trials rather than simply take them away? After living for more than a decade with a debilitating nerve condition in both arms, Dave Furman shows us that God, in his grace, always designs trials for our good—not minimizing the pain, but infusing significance into our suffering. Furman demonstrates that, even when tossed to and fro by stormy waves, God is near . tn requin pas cher homme . . and that makes all the difference in the world. Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction

  1. He Can Surf Any Wave
  2. He Is Our Refuge
  3. The Ultimate Rescue Mission
  4. The Greatest Exchange in All of History
  5. God Is Not Dead
  6. Look, I Am Your Father
  7. He Really Knows Every Hair on Your Head
  8. The Waves Have a Glorious Purpose
  9. Weakness Is Always the Way
  10. You Are a Part of Christ’s Body
  11. The Wave Maker Will Carry You to Shore
  12. Extreme Makeover
  13. Heaven Is for Real

Conclusion Appendix: Recommended Resources Notes General Index Scripture Index

My rating: 5 stars My review: It’s not often that I choose to sit with pen and paper as I read a book – especially when I’m reading it on my Kindle. nike huarache This book, however, was one where pen and paper seemed necessary. While I could just highlight as I found snippets of applicable texts for my life (or the life of some of my friends), writing things down with pen and paper really help me to “own” it. And I wanted to own some of this – much of this – most of this. Interestingly, in our Sunday School class this past month we watched a missionary video series and Dave Furman and his family were one of the missionaries highlighted one week. Their work in Dubai is great and it was sobering to see the reality of his pain and how his debilitating nerve condition doesn’t stop him – doesn’t stop them – from spreading the gospel there. But this book goes beyond Furman sharing his own struggles and how God’s word is sufficient for him in his suffering. It’s full of gospel encouragement and biblical focus for ALL of us who have our own struggles. nike blazer I wish I could just type up all my notes as I’ve gone along from chapter to chapter. nike air max 95 Maybe I will. Suffice it to say that each chapter is full of God’s word centered truth that applies to every and all situations. I’ve already suggested it to several friends who are going through major struggles in life right now – one in particular who feels that this life is basically hopeless. I pray she’ll read this book not because the book can save her but because it speaks of and points to the One who already has. This book is highly recommended. Get it!   Many thanks to Crossway for giving me an ebook to review.

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