Book Review & $25 Giveaway: Grave Robber by Mark Batterson

Book Review & $25 Giveaway: Grave Robber by Mark BattersonThe Grave Robber by Mark Batterson
Published by Baker Books on 2014-09-02
Genres: Christian Life, General, Religion, Spiritual Growth
Pages: 288
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Do we believe that God still does miracles? Do we expect him to move in miraculous ways in our day-in and day-out lives? Maybe we’d like to see miracles, but it’s hard to see past our problems. All that is about to change, like water into wine.

 

I received a copy of this book from Family Christian in exchange for my honest review.  The book, Grave Robber, by Mark Batterson promises to expand our view and understanding of how God is still just as much at work in the world and in our lives today as he was back when he was turning water into wine, raising people from the dead, and causing the blind to see.

When I first received this book, the first thing I noticed was not the title, but instead, the words under the title – “How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible”. I knew that in my own personal life, Jesus had made the impossible possible, and that I am a walking, talking miracle of God. For those of you that don’t know my story: in August of 2012, I was involved in a near-fatal car accident.  When the Florida Highway Patrol first called the accident in, they reported it to the hospital as a probable fatality, but instead, here I am alive to share the story with you.

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But what about you – do you believe that God still does miracles? Do you expect him to move in miraculous ways in your day-in and day-out life? Maybe you would like to see miracles, but it’s hard to see past your problems.

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“There are miracles all around us all the time,” says Mark Batterson, “but you won’t see them if you don’t know how to look for them.”

Now the bestselling author of The Circle Maker reveals the incredible power of the seven miraculous signs of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Batterson shows how they were not simply something Jesus did in the past, but something he wants to do now, in the present.  This book shares true stories of people today who are experiencing miracles in their lives.  And he brings to light countless miracles, big and small, that we take for granted every day that point us toward the One who healed the sick, calmed the storm, and yes, even raised the dead.

But this is more than a book about miracles. It’s a book about the only One who can perform them. Batterson cautions readers, “Don’t just seek miracles. Seek Jesus. And if you seek Jesus, miracles will find you.”

If you are anything like me, you already believe God can perform big miracles.  It’s the little ones that still get me though.  After my car accident I was faced with specialists telling me I’d never run again and that I might just walk. I immediately said “Oh yeah? I guess you don’t know my God”.  Instantly I realized that I had faith and what that meant for me is that I believed in His miracles.  These were experts in their field who had placed the rods and bolts inside my body and they were the ones that knew what I was facing, but instead of accepting the limits they were placing on me, I gratefully had faith.  As it turned out, God proved them wrong and miracles were performed.   He healed my body in ways modern science could not.

That accident and my miraculous healing led me to try and be a better messenger of God’s Word. I generally tell anyone who will listen that I am one of God’s walking and talking miracles, and that He graced me with His healing and for that I am blessed beyond measure. I am a true believer in God’s miracles, that’s for sure.

This book is definitely a book you’ll love! You can pick it up at Family Christian HERE.

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.  Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.

In conjunction with providing me with this book to review, Family Christian has provided me with a $25 Appreciation Certificate to provide as a giveaway! Maybe if you win, you can pick up a couple copies of this book for you and someone you love♥    

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