This collection of inspirational vignettes, based on eight of the Bible's unlikely examples of faith, will give readers a fresh intimacy with Jesus.
REMARKABLE FAITH tells the stories of people whose faith was of such quality that Jesus himself marveled at it-people who were broken, needy, and dependent. These eight inspiring vignettes weave history, theology, and fictional detail into their biblical accounts to bring relief and a new perspective to those whose faith feels unremarkable. Written to encourage and relieve discouraged Christians who wonder if their faith is a disappointment to God, this book will demonstrate that remarkable faith-the kind Jesus marveled about-isn't about achieving or performing. Readers will discover they can exchange their performance-based evaluation of their faith with a fresh, life-giving intimacy with the Jesus who delights in transforming inadequacies into irrepressible affection.
About the Author
Shauna Letellier (pronounced let'ler) has written for the Huffington Post, Day Spring's (in)courage blog, and MomSense Magazine (now called Hello Dearest), a publication of MOPS International. She attended Focus on the Family's Focus Leadership Institute and is a graduate of Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, with degrees in Human Development and Family Studies and Biblical Studies.
Table of Contents
Finding Faith xi
Weak Faith 1
The Father of a Demon-Possessed Boy (Mark 9:17-27)
Helpless Faith 19
The Paralyzed Man (Mark 2:1-12)
Unworthy Faith 43
The Roman Centurion (Luke 7:1-10)
Suffering Faith 63
The Hemorrhaging Woman (Mark 5:21-34)
Distant Faith 85
The Samaritan Leper (Luke 17:11-19)
Panicked Faith 107
The Mother of a Demon-Possessed Girl (Matthew 15:21-18)
Defiant Faith 133
Blind Bartimaeus (Luke 18:35-43)
Flagrant Faith 153
A Forgiven Woman Honors Jesus (Luke 7:36-50)
Remarkable Faith in Disguise 173
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
REMARKABLE FAITH reintroduces us to some of the most skimmed over characters in Scripture and invites us to experience Jesus through their eyes. God often uses the unremarkable things of this world –the lily of the field, the raven of the air, the unnamed character of the Bible –to teach us the most remarkable lessons. Shauna Letellier’s creative writing reminds us that the people who walked and talked with Jesus did not live on the black and white pages of our Bible. They lived in a messy, Technicolor world—just like you and me. These real people with real fears, insecurities, and problems chose to put their faith in Jesus of Nazareth and were anything but disappointed. Just like an artist’s sketch comes to life with carefully layered paints, Remarkable Faith brings life and color to the outline given to us in Scripture, igniting our imagination and revealing the beauty of small, tentative steps of faith. I received an advance copy from the author for review purposes.