The Blessing of Adversity – Book Review

Huh, what a book to review after the year my family had…  2011 was certainly a “Year of Adversity”, but one that wasn’t from other people, as much as circumstances were difficult.  2012 has the promise of a better year, and a more hopeful future.

One of the things I enjoyed most about Chaplain Black’s book is that he doesn’t paint a black and white picture of life.  There are multiples ways to look at the negatives, and many of them show that the hard work we use to overcome the bad actually opens the path for the good in life.  Chaplain Black comes from a perspective that trusts God, but yet understands that we must act in our own lives, we cannot sit around and wait for things to be done for us.

There are 23 chapters, which were easy to read and contained excellent Scripture for further study.  I found the book easy to read, whether I was reading for a long period of time – or only had a moment.  My 12 year old son found the sections on waiting for God’s timing to be applicable to even him.

I would recommend using this book as a daily devotional of sorts, or perhaps a book to take on a week-long vacation as a devotional.  While it’s not specifically set up in that manner, I found it easy to stop at the “stopping points” and I have no issue writing in the margins of books!  Overall, I was pleased to have the chance to read the book (part devotional, part memoir, part sermon) and delve into the life of a fascinating current public figure.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

(Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.  I am not required to write a positive review.)

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Malenki on 16 01 12 at 4:39 pm

    Ah, there are indeed sweet mercies of God even within bitter trials. “Behind every dark providence is the smiling face of God.” Keep resting in His great love for you! (And of course, remember I love you!) 😉

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