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Always True: God's 5 Promises for When Life is Hard

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A book by James MacDonald

Follow bestselling author, speaker, and pastor James MacDonald as he delivers the biblical hope of God’s promises in the midst of life’s storms. 2 Peter 1:3 refers to certain portions of God’s Word as exceedingly great and precious … see full wiki

Author: James MacDonald
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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This Book Is Packed With Hope

  • Feb 6, 2011
Every now and then a fresh voice bursts on the scene with great spiritual insight and an honest tone to their words. James MacDonald is one of those fresh voices and centered on Biblical truth.

First, a bit of a disclaimer here: until I read ALWAYS TRUE, I had never heard James MacDonald on the radio nor have I ever attended his 13,000 member Harvest Bible Chapel near Chicago. I loved the combination of personal stories, mixed with Bible truth and insights from Scripture.  Whether you read it in little bite-size pieces at work or for your devotions, this book is packed with hope and encouragement.

I want to include one brief quotation to show the honest tone in this book--and it's not something you will see in the first chapter but on page 129: "In 1998, I was an inch away from leaving the ministry. For ten years I had put our church up on my shoulders every day, solving problems and dealing with people. I was exhausted and spent. The elders, sensing my desperate need, sent me away for a three-month sabbatical. On a beach on the south coast of France, on my face before the Lord, I poured my tears into the sand and with finality admitted to God that ‘I can't do this anymore.'

"The Lord met with me in a way that forever altered my life. He spoke more clearly to me than he has at any other time. James, admit it--you've hit the wall of impossibility when it comes to the Christian life. You're finally ready to let Me be that life in you. Get off the trying and failing merry-go-round! Let this be about Me from now on."

Subtitled, God's 5 promises with Life is hard, I highly recommend this book. It will reach into your heart and grab you, and then infuse your life with hope from the Bible.
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February 06, 2011
Sounds like a wonderful and hopeful read, something that we all need in such trying times. Thanks for sharing a quote from the book in your review too!
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