Rooted and Grounded in Love
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV
The fifty authors in this book do not have perfect lives. They actually have something much better; a heartfelt understanding of the most important thing, a correct awareness that God does love them. Looking away from life's ever-changing circumstances that we will all face to some degree, they keep their eyes focused on the unchanging truth of God's love seen in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. They know and believe the love that God has for them (1 John 4:16). When they read Jesus' words in John 17:23 that "God the Father loves us as much as he does Jesus himself" they simply believe Jesus. The knowledge of their Father's personal love for them is vital in their ability to move forward and keep the faith, no matter what life brings.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Trials and Triumphs II is full of amazing true stories about how God has worked in people's lives to bring them to Himself. In particular, I enjoyed Phyllis Sather's short story entitled "He Gives His Beloved Sleep." The story recounts the author's dreadful fears and nightmares and how a good night of sleep helped her to realize that God is real and He loves her. It was a wonderful reminder that God "works in mysterious ways" to bring His lost sheep home.
I am very glad to have read Trials And Triumphs II! Not only are the stories in this book glorfying to our gracious and merciful God, but they are also written in such a way that makes you feel like you know the people who have shared their testimonies in this book. Reading this book feels like getting together with a friend at a coffee shop and having an honest and intimate conversation about how God has been working in his/her life, but in this case it is 50 new friends! What a great way to honor Him by proclaiming His faithfulness in such an obvious way.
This is an inspiring collection of refreshingly honest stories written by men and women who have experienced God's power and mercy abundantly. I was encouraged by their faith and awed by the evidence of God's overwhelming love in their lives! This book was a much-needed reminder to bring my struggles to God as the only One Who can work them for good.