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Standing On His Promises is a honest and insightful book.

  • Mar 27, 2010
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Standing On His Promises is the kind of book that strengthens my faith in God. Joan Blake has gone through many different experiences in her life. She has survived all of them with her strong faith in God. She is very candid about experiences of dealing with a daughter who has special needs. I especially like her experiences with her son Rese. He is a successful barber after having legal troubles early in life. She also writes about dealing with anger and forgiveness. There is a prayer and a reply from God after each chapter. These responses are composed up of verses from the Bible. The location of these verses can be found at the end of the book. I wish that the scripture from these prayers and responses were in the chapter itself instead of at the end. It would have made this book easier to read. This book makes me want to take my Bible out and look up these verses myself. I don't mind having to do this. The verses are so meaningful. It is worth the search. Joan Blake describes the food of Trinidad in the first chapter. She makes the food so appetizing. I would love to try a dish called Roti, which Blake describes as a flour wrap filled with beans and chicken. This is a very insightful book.

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Joan M. Blake discusses leaving her native island of Trinidad and Tobago and embarking on the greatest mission of her life--going to America alone. Throughout her life as a wife and mother, and through relationships with family, friends, and acquaintances, she shows by her personal testimonies how life deals out times of great joy, as well as crises. When such crises come, it is so easy to crumble under one's storms and turn inwardly to loneliness, anxiety, fear, anger, un-forgiveness, and bitterness; but it is only by having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, God's Son, Who has all the answers, and by committing every detail of one's life to Him, that one can enter the narrow gate of faith and find rest. Resting is standing on the promises of Jesus, putting one's trust in Him, Who gives one the ability to overcome emotional upheavals and the turmoils of life and to find comfort, hope, and purpose in the midst of them.
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ISBN-10: 0981460909
ISBN-13: 978-0981460901
Author: Joan M. Blake
Publisher: Key to Life Publishing Company

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