Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Great Read

A few post ago, I recommended the book, "40 Days Without Food" as a must read for all of my fellow reader friends. I finished the book, and I concur that this is a MUST READ. Russ has been a friend for many years, so this was such a privilege to be able to share in his amazing, life-changing experience. I felt like Russ was talking to me throughout the book, which made it a personal read. Russ combines wit, knowledge and beautiful descriptions to walk you through his 40 days without food. I found that each day was interwoven with a powerful message of God's grace, sovereignty and love. I want to go back and read it again with a highlighter! This is a must read people. I will leave you with one of my many favorite quotes from the book, one which particularly hit home for me.

Day 36 "I've cared with all my being, but nothing in my being has the power to control certain circumstances around me. I've been trying to be the god of my universe, but I'm not God. I must rise above circumstances or I'll always be a puppet to them. I remember the promise: "You're not alone in this. I have blue skies for you." Peace arrives, for I don't have to make everything happen. It's no easy thing to quit playing God and let him be that for you, to place your cares in his hands. It's doesn't mean we quit living or making decisions, but means we quit manipulating and worrying. Then we will be free to live for the things that can never be taken from us. I'm seeing this is all about freedom."

It is available on the Kindle, Nook, and iPad (via the free Kindle app for iPad). More info is on Russ' website:


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