Download Epub Format ✓ Polishing God's Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times PDF by ó Jim Andrews

Download Epub Format ✓ Polishing God's Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times PDF by ó Jim Andrews Very touched already by the Godly wisdom, insight and perseverance this young couple exhibits in the midst of their incomprehensible circumstances What a testimony to the grace of God and His strength in weakness REAL weakness I feel like a total whimp of a Christian for even thinking that the things I have gone through in my life are worthy of being considered real trials I can t wait to snatchtime tonight and finish the book Riveting MY REVIEW It is with a book like this that I don t know how to sum up in a few short paragraphs the huge impact it made on my own heart In these moments I just want to open my front door, stand on my porch, and yell for the whole world to hear You must read this book Polishing God s Monuments is part testimony, part biography, and part teaching but completely encouraging and convicting for any believer While it will grip the heart of anyone suffering through a trial, it specifically resonates to those who, day after day, plod along in the same trial or variations of the same kind of trial for months and years on end While the idea of polishing God s monuments was not new to me although the title was the book was still refreshing with Jim s eloquent writing, personal experience, and sound Scriptural exeg Polishing God S Monuments Is The True Story Of A Young Woman And Her Devoted Husband Who Face It All And Then Some As A Baffling, Mind Boggling Illness Hijacks Their Youth And Shatters Their Dreams Polishing God S Monuments Blends Straightforward Theology With The Account Of This Young Couple S Afflictions A Sober Reality In The Life Of Faith Is That Through Many Tribulations We Must Enter The Kingdom Of God God S People Are Buffeted In Two Ways Sometimes We Suffer For The Faith And Other Times We Suffer With Faith Either Way, Our Faith Remains A Work In Progress In The Midst Of Troubles, Our Emotions Can Vacillate Between Hope And Despair, Submission And Rebellion Our Understanding Can Alternate Between Moments Of Comprehension And Times Of Total Confusion This Book Confronts These Issues Head On And Offers Believers Biblical Perspective, Practical Direction, And Sustaining Hope It always scares me while I m reading books like this.
Would my faith hold up under such dire circumstances Is God going to force me to apply what I m learning by throwing me into the furnace What if God chooses to strip me of my idols in this extreme way Do I really trust in God for all things So far, a sobering, but encouraging, look at God s faithfulness to His children I am so thankful for this book What an encouraging, soul stirring treatment of the theology of suffering.
At first blush, this book readsbiographical than theological But Pastor Jim doesn t just narrate the events of his daughter Juli s life He narrates what God did through them He shares the scriptures that helped Juli and her husband Paul to endure He shares the scriptures that helped him to endure.
Despite the fact that I m not suffering as intensely as Juli perh Simply too profound a book to summarize I cried the whole time tears falling both because of the pain of the human circumstance s that is recorded and joy because of the truth of God s sufficiency and sovereignty that is celebrated This question of how we should understand and relate to God in times of suffering is one of the most piercing issues I face personally as well as pastorally and I imagine it will be at the top of the list for many of you This book is possibly the most satisfying answer I have ever read, and it is the kind of answer that only a sufferer can give We will all face this issue, and as forerunners this is the kind of answer we must have ready to speak to our own hearts and to speak to the hearts of others This is a must, m In this book a pastor discusses the suffering experienced by his daughter and her husband He alternates chapters between letters to his congregation explaining his daughter s circumstances and theological reflections on suffering The title of the book refers to a practice advocated by Andrews which largely consists of remembering God s goodness and faithfulness in one s life.
The book was easy and enjoyable to read I was expecting a 5 star book after the first 50 pages but ended up giving it 4 I can t pinpoint exactly what decreased in quality after my initial impression, but this is still a valuable book If you read it, you ll be amazed at the suffering endured by this young woman and the way that God sustains her and her husband And this narra I highly recommend this book While I don t care for some of the author s terminology, the overall content is first rate The author is a theologian and pastor, and the father and father in law of the young couple who are the subjects of this book He alternates chapters of biographical detail in the form of emails to his church, describing the history of their baffling illnesses and their desperate search for relief, then provides chapters describing how God works in our lives and is glorified through illnesses and things we can t always understand It might help to have tissues handy when reading some sections of the book.

Amazing, excruciating testimony of a pastor s daughter s 20 year battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other illnesses The writing is solid but not stellar, but then that s not really the point of the book Edification and encouragement in a biblical view of affliction seem to be the goal.
This book is valuable as encouragement to persevere through trials but not on my must read list of books I feel compelled to share with everyone I know The devotion and unflagging support of Juli s husband and family are awesome, and I don t use that word lightly.
Most of the book is narrative with some sermonic chapters interspersed.
My wife and I just finished reading this book My wife, who struggles with chronic pain was interested in the story and Iso interested in the answers that Pastor Jim conveyed throughout the book Life is a mystery even to those whose hearts and lives are committed to Jesus Christ and have honest pain and questions.
I found the young couple s health struggles to be very interesting, and their testimony throughout it encouraging The alternating chapters of spiritual lessons were also good For me, it did mean that it wasn t a good book to read in large chunks though, because while I could keep reading the testimony parts straight through, the spiritual instruction was too much if read in long sittings.

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