Thursday, August 25, 2011

True North > Adult Book Review

True North: Choosing God in the Frustrations of LifeTrue North: Choosing God in the Frustrations of Life
by Gary & Lisa Heim
ISBN: 978-0825427510
Available NOW on Amazon for $11.99

About the book:
Frustrations arise when we look to people and things of this world to fill our desires, rather than to the only One who can really satisfy us. True North offers a unique, biblical paradigm that encourages readers to turn to God in the frustrations of life. Frustration often causes us to "go south" and react in the flesh. We grumble and grasp. God calls us to "go north" and respond to hardship with wisdom and redemptive love. Combining biblical insight with personal stories, practical help, and compelling examples, authors Gary and Lisa Heim encourage readers to turn from self-centered grumbling and grasping to Christ-centered gratitude and giving. As they read stories of hardships and trials, successes and profits, readers will see how frustrations can actually help them grow in their personal lives, in their marriages, in their parenting, and in their ministries.

Believing that learning to live for God through all of life's frustration is an intentional activity for every day, the Heims also provide discussion questions at the end of each chapter to help readers apply biblical truths to situations where frustrations loom. Perfect for use in ministry settings or as a handbook for personal growth, True North Shows readers how to embark on the life-giving adventure of walking with God.

My thoughts:
True North is the perfect book for friends going through difficult times or for NEW Christians that are learning about living in Christ. I think it would also be a great book for a bible study or for someone who isn't going through a trial now - but would like to be prepared for the next time a trial pops up. Written in very easy to understand language - it would be perfect for new Christians or people that have been in the faith for many years. There are multiple diagrams that make it so easy to understand their points and each point and thought is carefully thought out and supported through scripture references.

I am planning on doing a deeper study hopefully this fall or winter and will try to share some of my thoughts and what I learned. I think anyone in their teens on up would benefit from this book and it will certainly be helpful the next time you need a little spiritual help and preparation.

Read Chap 2 of True North
A Study Guide is available
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Announcing the True North Seminar
Sat. Sept. 17, 2011
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Gainey Conference Center
on the campus of Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, MI
Cost: $30/person, $15/student To Register: email or call 616-558-2399
Click here for more information

Much thanks to Kregel Publications for sharing a copy of True North to review on GivingNSharing. No money exchanged hands and I was not required to write a positive review.

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