I recently finished an eBook I had discovered from a fellow Google+ user named Tim Young. Sometime, if I remember correctly when Google+ first launched, many of us added each other with similar interests and discovered new tastes, books, websites, and so on. This is the second time I’ve discovered an eBook as a result of circling a previous stranger. As a result, maybe a month or two ago, Tim announced his book was free on Amazon Kindle for a day, so I grabbed it and finally got around to reading it.
I’m glad I did, and I recommend it. Tim shares personal gut-wrenching stories related to his having gotten divorced and the way it shattered His world and the journey God brought him on through it all. It’s particularly easy to follow along when he shares the details of his story, but sometimes when he shares certain poems I’m not sure I follow the train of thought completely. But otherwise, this book is rich with some very interesting and revelatory insights into “stones” in the Scripture God spoke to Him about. I don’t want to spoil it or give it away, but I personally was more enthralled with the way he ties all his thoughts together with a common thread that weaves through all the chapters and makes the reader look at certain things in Scripture differently than before. For that, Tim has done an excellent job.
I also didn’t read it very fast (which I normally do with almost any book), but each short chapter is rich with insight, especially the ones when he’s taking time to dive into the Scriptures. I had to chew and process things. For me, that is a GOOD thing about any book.
It’s free on Kindle this week, so hurry, but even if you catch it too late, it’s still worth getting and paying a few bucks for. I recommend getting it now, and saving it for when you really feel you are going through the wringer, as I’m sure the personal insights and experiences Tim shares in this book will be a huge source of comfort and peace for those who could use it in that light. Forget reading certain Psalms when you’re feeling certain ways. Pick up this book and read it when you’re going through a dark night of the soul.
One of my favorite excerpts:
There is an incredible, deep intimacy that we can have with our Heavenly Father that is indescribable, but we somehow convince ourselves that He is holding out on us or that there is something better, and we conform to the darkness and patterns of this lost and broken world. We become tangled up in all our own cares, which becomes such a lonely affair; we close our eyes and let everything good and true pass by; and we become more and more numb. We seem to always stumble on this journey of life because we continue to consume endless head knowledge and feed off the wisdom of this world. Most of us actually hide behind bitterness and hatred to numb our painful sorrows.
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