I picked this book up at first because of the notation on the front cover;
“What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you”
Then I turned it over and read some of the recommendations;
“No other resource has had such a profound impact on my life other than the Bible”
“The most important expression of the Gospel I have ever read”
“These days I recommend The Cure more than any single book in my library”
“From a psychological and theological perspective, The Cure is the single most important book that I have read”
“Sometimes a book can change your life. This one changed mine, and I am still learning from it. This is the best and most practical book on living by grace that I have ever read”
These were some powerful recommendations…. So I bought the book.
As I started to read the first part of the book it was confusing.
In the middle of the book I got lost.
At the end of the book I was captivated.
But what made it all come together was reading the Notes they put at the end of the book. Those notes that follow those little annotations we tend to ignore when we read. As I started to read a couple of the notes it caused me to go back and read more of the first chapter to put the notes into context. Then I do what I only do on occasion, and that was to read the Bible verse referenced in the first chapter. As I searched for each notation I re-read more and more of the first chapter and then started re-reading the book, now taking each annotation and following it and then back to the book and before you knew it the book came to life.
If you want answers as to why you try to do the right thing and never can seem to do so consistently, or you tend to do not what you know is right but what is wrong. If your relationships seem unsettled and you can’t seem to repair them, or if you wonder what your life’ purpose is, your destiny and your role in this crazy unsettled world then this book is for you.
We are a week out from Christmas which centers around the birth of Christ and you have may have questions.
Questions that keep causing you to search.
If you question who God really is and what place, if any he should have in your life?
If you question who God is and who you really are and what your relationship to him should look like?
Then this book is for you!
As the book challenges; “But God’s cures rarely come in the form we expect.”
“What if indeed, God is not who we think he is and neither are we”