Book Review: Real Life Real Miracles by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall
…true stories that will help you believe…(from the front cover byline)
“Each gripping story is sure to encourage and inspire, offering hope and a sense of wonder.” (from the back cover)
I did find the stories to be credible, encouraging and inspiring. However, I don’t believe you can make a promise that everyone will find them so. Stories by themselves will never make anyone believe anything. It reminds me of the biblical story of Lazarus where he asks God to send someone to warn his brothers about hell and the Bible says they would not believe even if someone comes back from the dead. Isn’t that true? Either you are disposed to believe or you are not.
If you are disposed to believe you will like these stories like I did. They may encourage you to pray more or to look more for the miraculous all around you in everyday life. If you are not disposed to believe and are looking for another excuse to not believe in God or not believe in the Bible, then you will find what you are looking for as well—it is bound to happen that way.
So if you are already a Christian and believe in miracles and like miracle stories you will like this book and will benefit from it. If you’ve experienced a strange encounter that you think may have been an angelic experience then this book may help to offer you an explanation and help you to not feel alone. These are the two groups that will most benefit from reading this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House as part of their Blogging For Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 225:”Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
(c) 2013 Cheryl Cope