Sunday, January 8, 2012
Miracles Are For Real by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall
This book has ignited a spark in me to believe again. The book is full of real-life stories of miracles that are awe-inspiring. The stories tell of miracles in many shapes and forms from physical healings to angelic appearances in times of need. It discusses many aspects of miracles including how to define a miracle, the difference between resuscitation and resurrection, and the question of whether it's possible for people to be "miracle magnets". The book is also full of instances of miracles in the Bible, as well, evidence of miracles in history.
All in all, I think this is a great book. It has a very balanced approach to each of the different types of miracles as well as insight as to why some prayers are answered miraculously and some aren't, although the authors admit to not having all the answers concerning miracles. Jim Garlow himself (at the time of writing this book) is praying for a miracle for his wife who is battling cancer. This book is a great reminder that God is still working miracles today. One of the quotes in this book is from Albert Einstein who said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." This book will most definately change how you define and view miracles...and will leave you anticipating them!
I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.