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Beginnings: The First Seven Days of the Rest of Your Life Paperback – January 1, 2016
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Beginnings is very highly recommended for all members of the Christian community regardless of their denomination affiliation. (Midwest Book Review)
From the Back Cover
God . . . is the master of beginnings.
Your circumstances may overwhelm you―but not God, who created everything from nothing. God lovingly offers relief, hope, and renewed energy for every be-ginning in your life. Join Steve Wiens on a paradigm-shifting walk through the seven days of creation, where he reveals how to apply the genesis of life to every one of your transitions.
Discover your place in the creation process and how God longs to work in and through every change you encounter.
Top customer reviews
This book is honest. I love Steve's writing because it smells like reality. He tells stories from his life that are funny, awkward, cinematic, and sometimes painful. Things that happen in your life and mine.
This book is deep. Wiens draws out observations and insights from the biblical text that I'd honestly never had the curiosity or imagination to see. Beginnings thrives on Steve's endless curiosity and sense of wonder toward God's story. It oozes with genuine fascination, and its poetry feels unforced.
This book is rich. Lots of Christians books feel like the same thing. Get honest with God to get a better life. Believe God to do amazing things in your life. This is what Jesus is REALLY about. That's fine. After all, sometimes being Christian feels like living by a bunch of cliches stacked upon each other. But Steve's writing voice cracks the window open a little. Gives these truths a little room to breathe. As Wiens write about Jesus' resurrection in the last chapter, I felt myself get emotional about it. The first time in a while.
This isn't a breezy book. It's a stop-every-other-paragraph kind of book. And, having known Steve personally, he's even more delightful than the book he writes. Which is pretty impressive. So buy it, Amazonians. You won't regret it.
If, however, you'd like a book that draws you closer to God in realizing God's creative and redemptive work that is constantly working within you to draw out goodness and holiness in this world, this is a more than worthwhile read. Wiens helps bring the reader to that discovery, a new way of looking at what God truly did in the beginning, and how that might speak to our own beginnings. To me, there is no way to read this book without seeing the way that God has and continues to work through Christ and the Holy Spirit to turn us to Him and to draw something good out of that which God created.
While, at times, the book did uncomfortably toe the line of reading as a self-improvement book, the way that Wiens overwhelmingly identifies God's work as the source of anything we might do or know leaves the reader with a great sense of something happening within them solely through the creativity of God.
The words penned by Mr. Wiens are thought-provoking, emotion-stirring, and inspiring. I will no doubt be reaching for this book, time and time again. Beginnings is definitely worth the read!