RED SEA RULES: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times is a fascinating look at faith. The author, Morgan, takes the reader back to Exodus 14 and 15…the chapters in the Bible that detail the Israelites’ crossing of the Red Sea. Obviously, this is where the title comes from. But the author does more than just recount the biblical story. He interweaves it with his own personal stories of faith-building and faith-testing times, and he includes the real life experiences of others, as well. Each chapter (action step) contains personal application questions and calls to action so that the reader can take what he/she has learned and apply it to his/her own times of trouble.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson’s BookLook Bloggers reviewing program. I’ll admit, I was drawn to the idea of receiving free books from a major Christian publisher. I’ve received a lot of book review requests over the past few years, but not many of them have been for Christian books. Since I am a Christian, these kinds of books are near and dear to my heart, but I don’t get as much opportunity to read them as I would like. God took care of that, I think, but connecting me with this program.
I took a lot of time and energy in deciding which book I would select as my first as a BookLook Blogger. I thought about going with a work of fiction because it would be easier, but this title and cover caught my eye, and I kept returning to it. I figured there was a reason, and that reason was that I probably needed to read it. So, I selected it, and boy am I glad I did.
I enjoyed every minute of this book. It was entertaining, informative, and refreshingly well written and well edited. I certainly have been challenged to go further in my faith walk with God, and I know this was the author’s main purpose in writing this book. He wanted to inspire others to increase their faith and get closer to God. It certainly worked with me!
I’ve decided to print out the “10 Strategies” and hang them up somewhere I will see them every day, so I will remember what I’ve learned in reading this book. It’s absolutely biblically sound, and I can’t recommend it highly enough for any follower of Christ who’s looking for a faith challenge.
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