God is near and desires to change our lives, and then change us--from the inside out. In this new collection, ordinary people share stories of how God has used miracles to change their lives. They tell how God's display of power helped them overcome weakness, sin, and unbelief. These accounts will bring you hope that you aren't defined by your past.
This book will encourage your belief in God's power on earth. More important, it will show that he wants to do more than demonstrate his might--he wants to have a closer relationship with you.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
Truck Driver Betty Patti Ann Thompson 15
Persistence in Healing Richard Spillman 21
Ride of a Lifetime Dianne Fraser 25
Roid Rage! Susan Eryk 29
A Walking Miracle Julie Miller 34
Vision of a Heavenly Warrior Susan M. Watkins 40
An Appointment with Jesus Trish Propson 47
The Belly of the Beast Molly Noble Bull 54
Circle of God's Arms Mary L. Ball 60
Face-to-Face with Jesus Sharilynn Hunt 66
God Can Save Anyone Marty Prudhomme 72
God Had Other Plans Emma Chambers 79
Walking on the Water Nanette Friend 86
Taking Away the Desire Carol Nash Smith 92
My Weight Destination Michelle J. Welcome 97
Lies That Kill Rita A. Schulte 102
Three Friendly Strangers Dayle Allen Shockley 108
From Fantasies to Faith Vicki Davidson 113
Rebuking the Rain Jeanie Jacobson 119
The Shepherd's Crook Kelly Wilson Mize 124
Double Betrayal, Double Blessing Julie Ann London 130
The Indigo Vessel Elizabeth Garrett 137
The Tiniest Angel Ingrid Shelton 143
A Society with Jesus James Stuart Bell 147
The Other Side of Forever Swanee Ballman 153
Finding Faith in a Foreign Land Veronique Bennett 158
Mom's Terrifying Tumble Sharon Rene Dick 164
In the Twinkle of the Night Sky Roberta Updegraff 168
My God Can Do Anything Karen Wingate 174
My Little Red Heart Jan Apilado 180
Flowered Wallpaper Roberta Kautz 187
The Man in My Mirror Jeff Adams 193
He Can Open Any Door Anne Palmer 199
A Pocket Full of Miracles Laura Kingston 205
Swan Song Sandra McGarrity 209
When Miracles Come Full Circle Jeanette Gardner Littleton 215
Prayer Paths to Healing Rose Maureen 225
About the Contributors 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
James Stuart Bell brought together a book filled with stories that will inspire others. I feel that there is at least one or two stories that will speak to the reader's heart and sole. For myself I enjoyed A Walking Miracle, Circle of God's Arms, God Had Other Plans and Finding Faith in Foreign Land. Each one touched me and, in part, told a story from my own life. I highly recommend this book to others. I give it 5 stars. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Miracles come in all sizes and they occur more frequently than most people realize. In this book, some of the miracles were pocket sized and others were dramatic saves from danger. Each chapter is written by a different author. I enjoyed reading about God's divine interventions and how these encounters deeply impacted their lives. Sometimes God performs life changing miracles with the help of angels and other times He uses our fellow humans. In the last chapter, the author shared about a difficult time involving her eyesight. Many folks were praying for her and some encouraged her with a Bible verse. Amazingly, each person had shared the exact same verse with her. Matthew 19:26 says, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible, but with God everything is possible." Reading this book was both an encouragement and a faith building experience. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House.
This book is filled with miracles, big ones, small ones- all gifts from God. It is incredible to see God working in our lives, all He does, all He gives us, all He makes happen for us- or not happen. But it is exciting, thrilling even, to hear what God has done for other, and that's exactly what we get in this book. We read of people coming to the Lord, health issues disappearing, tangible gifts and or signs from heaven, learning who you are, learning to be who you are, and prayer. Lots and lots of prayer! Because, how else are we going to have a chance to get what we want- what we think we need? We do not have because we did not ask, or maybe we asked, but we were doubtful. Boldness, crying out for Jesus- that is why ALL these miracles happened. Similar to another book compiled by James Stuart Bell, Gifts from Heaven, we read stories by multiple Christens in their own words. My favorite was the mom wanting to reschedule her new baby's well visit but couldn't. That was seriously a diverted disaster!
Sometimes life just goes along in ordinary ways. Then we start to think that miracles are something that just took place in the Bible. However, God is still in the miracle business today and this book has real-life stories to remind people of that fact. Life-Changing Miracles compiled by James Stuart Bell is a compilation of 37 true stories of regular people experiencing miracles of all kinds. These stories are about people who have overcome disease, injuries, temptations, dire situations and unbelief. In each story, someone shares how God worked through a challenging situation to bring about some sort of miracle. Sometimes the miracle was a really big thing and sometimes it was someone experiencing a change of heart. However, all of them are indeed miracles just the same. I enjoyed reading these stories. While I read Life-Changing Miracles straight through, it is one of those books that you could just pick up and read an uplifting story now and again too. Honestly, some of the stories just stretched my faith to believe that they happened and other stories uplifted me with the reminder that God is still working. Life-Changing Miracles would be a good gift book for someone else who needs that reminder. I received Life-Changing Miracles from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.
I received a copy of LIFE-CHANGING MIRACLES: REAL-LIFE STORIES OF UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTERS WITH GOD compiled by James Start Bell from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Books like this are beautiful. They open your eyes and leave you in awe. The book includes 40 true stories. They are short, just a few pages each, so you can easily sit down when you have time to read one – or in my case, fly through them all. I found something in each story to connect with. At the end, you will be smiling, and left with a beautiful sense of hope. That hope is much needed in today’s sad, dark world. This makes an excellent holiday gift for that special someone in your life who needs to hear about miracles, or someone like me who enjoys reading true stories about miracles.