"You might think your story is unfixable, unredeemable, beyond expectation. That just means He might not come as you expect Him to. But He will come."
This book focuses on stories of deliverance in both the Old and New Testaments and how each of us can apply them to our own lives.
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Last fall my sister introduced me to the podcast Don't Miss This in which Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler expound on the Come, Follow Me weekly readings. I was a little unsure at first but quickly came to love the podcast as well as Emily and David. When I saw that they had published a book together I knew that I had to have it. I picked it up off the shelf without even reading the title or back cover.
I loved The Unexpected Deliverer from start to finish. It is a rather small book, less than one hundred pages, but is packed with powerful messages and application/thinking questions. I was determined to pace myself and read one section a night. Then I told myself maybe three sections...and then I finished it in two sittings. It's that good! I do plan on revisiting it soon and taking my time to really savor and ponder each of the sections.
My favorite part of this book is its simplicity. Emily and David use stories of deliverance that we are all fairly familiar with but highlight moments and things that I hadn't really thought of before. I loved the simplicity of the messages and the self reflection questions that were asked. These questions have led me to dive further into the life of Christ with excitement and a desire to really know and understand. I have always loved learning about the life of Christ but often struggle with the "how does this really apply to me" part. This book helped me see how simple it really is to apply the teachings and stories of Christ to my own life in a personal and meaningful way.
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Title: The Unexpected Deliverer
Authors: Emily Belle Freeman & David Butler