Saturday, March 30, 2013

Book Review - Where God Finds You

Do you know Puah from the Bible?  I will give you a moment to think about it.   She was a Hebrew midwife who refused to follow Pharaoh’s orders to kill Hebrew baby boys.  I forgot who she was.  I probably would have said the wrong answer on in a Bible trivia game if I was asked anything about Puah.  After reading Where God Finds You by Anita Higman, I cannot forget Puah.  She feared God.  She valued the life of babies despite facing severe consequences.  God blessed her because of her courage.  The Bible does not say anything about how Puah was feeling when Pharaoh asked her why she did not kill the baby boys.  The author of Where God Finds You gives you an idea of what she might be feeling as she is questioned.   She may have been nervous, but her conviction outweighed those feelings.  Puah is one of many people you can read about in Higman’s book.

Higman writes about 40 Biblical men and women.  I read about famous Biblical characters such as Joseph, Mary, Peter and Paul.   Higman also breathes life into not-so famous Biblical characters such as Puah and Noah’s wife.  Each devotional starts with how each person might be feeling about the situation they are facing.  I read the actual scriptures about the person and read a summary that connects the past with the present.  Questions at the end of each devotional encouraged me to apply the lesson to my own life.   

The people that I have studied in the Bible were real people with struggles, triumphs and emotions.   Sometimes I have just read their name without thinking about how did they feel when that happened.  I did not always make the connection from their life in the past to my life today.  While reading Where God Finds You, I thought their insecurities, fear and struggles are like mine’s.   Despite the obstacles and emotions, they overcame with the help of God.  I enjoyed this book because the people in this book were brought to life for me.

I give this book a 4-star rating.

I received a free copy of this book from Buoyancy Public Relations.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.

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