Tuesday, December 12, 2017

God For the Rest of Us by Vince Antonucci, Tyndale House Publishing, Inc.

“In this theology, we can never up on anyone because our God
was one who had a particularly soft spot for sinners.”
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Dedication Page

 “That’s why Jesus came. It was an all-out search-and-rescue Mission.
It was to get God’s lost children home.”
Vince Antonucci, Chapter 1, page 9

Vince Antonucci shares several stories of everyday persons and the struggles they have pertaining to common problems. While reading the book areas of compelling stories stood out to me that are Chapter 3 – God for the Shame Filled and Chapter 6 – God for the Doubters.

Chapter 9 – God for the Worriers, “The stress of it all is debilitating. Worry smothers the emotional life right out of us…..Worry can also choke and strangle us spiritually.” If you are a believer, this can be very true when it comes to worrying over problems that you cannot seem to get a handle on in certain situations. Chapter 10 – God for Sin City is entitled The Search for Water is telling of God’s grace and His living water that is available for all who thirst.

Vince Antonucci complied his own and others experiences of everyday life, along with comparisons of Jesus’ teachings that, unbelievably, are very similar in nature.

This is an easy read while Antonucci breaks down each chapter and sub-headings in a way you can relate to. He also knows how to use humor at the right moments. I recommend to persons who seek further research in spirituality on subjects of shame, doubt, worrying, the forgotten, and the broken-hearted to name a few that show they are not the only person dealing with certain situations.

I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Regulations.

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