- Publisher: RBC Ministries (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572933666
- ISBN-13: 978-1572933668
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.7 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trusting God in Hard Times: Lessons From the Life of Elijah Paperback – 2009
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The chapters are short and go through steps of Elijah's life. The emphasis is not on the tough times but on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob whom Elijah turned to for wisdom and strength to endure and the truth that God was faithful through it all.
It follows the life of one adult in history (Elijah from the bible's old testament) as he meets the challenges of 1) berating a weak corrupted king, 2) surviving a long drought and famine (part of that time alone in the wilderness), 3) helping a poor widow through her time of need, anger, and dwindling faith, 4)beseeching God to return a dead child to life, 5)destroying the idols his people were worshipping, and finally 6) fleeing in despair and fear for his life from the vindictive unrepentant Jezebel.
Though many of us will never resurrect someone to life from the dead, nor be in a position to need to ask for such a thing from God, many of the other things experienced by Elijah are parts of our own journies through life. Most people go through times of feast and famine (though these words are relative), times when we want to (or actually do) question and confront authority figures who are corrupt or simply making wrong decisions for society, times when we feel angry or full of despair or overtaken with fear.
This book uses a simple ordinary man (Elijah) as a model for how we can address issues like these when they arise in our own lives, by calling on the inner strengths of courage and faith which God provides us all with, helping us to ultimately overcome our frailty and triumph over conflict. The book is inspiring, presenting positive and practical answers to real life issues, encouraging us to rise up to where we can be in life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book about Elijah! I am going through some hard times and this book spoke to me!!Published 19 days ago by F. Charlene Tribble
This is a very good book, bought it for others as well. I've not finished it myself yet.Published 1 month ago by JaniceM