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I love this book. It has beautiful pictures, humor, poems, devotional thoughts, encouragement from missionaries on the Amazon River. All proceeds go to fund world missions and missions to the poor. Great coffee table book, hardcover.
Excerpts: “They say the longer you spend on the foreign mission field, the less picky you get about the food. To wit:
First year on the mission field: “Gross! There’s a bug in my beans. No way I’m gonna eat this!”
Second year: “Hey, there’s a bug in my beans. Well, I’ll just pick him out and go on eating.”
Third year: “Oops, there’s a bug in my beans. No problem. I’ll just pretend he’s not there.”
Fourth year: “Hey, where’s my bug?!” p. 62
poem: p. 63 “Without Him…The boat don’t float, The goat don’t bleat, The beat don’t rhyme, The time don’t tick, The eye don’t see, The tree don’t grow, The foe don’t flee, The sea don’t roll..”
The Divine Mentor I love this book! It has helped me to further develop both the habit and the desire to read God’s Word daily. It was written by Wayne Cordeiro, a pastor in Hawaii. Here’s his church’s website: New Hope Oahu
Quotes from the book:
“We all have a tendency to drift…But if we enter the Bible daily and journal the instructions and advice offered us, we gain the wisdom to make a course correction.” p. 116, 117
Someone once said to me, ‘The secret of growing in divine wisdom is to come to God stupid. Tell Him you don’t know a thing. Tell Him you need to know how to think, how to tie your shoes, how to win friends and influence anybody!’ With that kind of heart, God does His best work. When He is looking for receptacles of divine wisdom, He looks for ‘PHDs”: those who are Poor, Hungry, and Desperate!
Each chapter tackles a different stronghold, like doubt, unforgiveness, addiction, feelings of guilt. After briefly introducing the stronghold at the beginning of each chapter, Ms. Moore lists verse after verse rewritten into a prayer.
Here’s an example from the “OVERCOMING FEELING UNLOVED” chapter:
“Your pleasure, O God, is not in the strength of the horse, nor Your delight in the legs of a man; You, O Lord, delight in those who fear You, who put their hope in Your unfailing love. (Ps. 147:8-10) Please help me to put my hope unreservedly in Your unfailing love!”
Encouraging quotes are sprinkled throughout, like this one in the “OVERCOMING UNFORGIVENESS” chapter:
“Withholding forgiveness until an offender understands or acknowledges the emotional pain they have inflicted is a subtle form of revenge. Why? Because it’s hoping that the offender would hurt a little too, in order to understand. But this type of revenge robs you of you freedom and allows the offender to keep control of you.”~~ Dr. Chuck Lynch, I Should Forgive, but…
Beth Moore says praying God’s Word is like strapping two sticks of dynamite together in the spiritual realm. There’s no better weapon in our arsenal to demolish strongholds. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4