Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miracles Are For Real

I recently reviewed "Miracles are for Real" by James Garlow and Keith Wall. I didn't really know what to expect from this book but I actually really enjoyed it. Honestly, the part I loved most about the book was the "modern" miracles that were told in this book. Children who died and came back, people who have miraculously been healed with no medical explanation, and other stories like that intrigued me and just made me really excited to be a part of the Christian faith and have an incredible, awesome God in charge.

But the stories were just one great part of this book. The other part is the fact that the authors were able to really explain the background of miracles, and a lot of scripture that had to do with miracles. One thing I really liked is they talked about how people overuse the word "miracle". But there are really several different types of answered prayer, which they call "simple answered prayer", "complex answered prayer", "the coincidence", and the "against all odds". I love the way they laid all of these out into categories.

This was a very well-written book and really easy to read. It talks about the faith aspect of miracles, the act of miracles, and yet it never seems pushy or with an "agenda". I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone.

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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