July 5, 2007

OUTSIDE SOURCE Book Review: "The Hand of God"

I so remember the day this book arrived, just a few months ago. The sub-title is key, "The Comfort of Having a Sovereign God." And I was taken back by the tribute in the front of the book, acknowledging that Frederick Leahy mailed this manuscript to the Banner office during the day, and was called home to be with our Lord that night. If you haven't read this yet, check out this unsolicited review, and then read the book!
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SOURCE of the Review: Exiled Preacher blog
BOOK REVIEWED: "The Hand of God," by Frederick Leahy
REVIEW: "This work is packed full of sane, pastoral wisdom and is the product of a passionately God-centred theology. Leahy demonstrates how the sovereignty of God is deeply relevant to every area of life. He makes penetrating application of Biblical teaching to contemporary issues such as the environment and materialism. His main aim is to comfort and strengthen the people of God. Life in this fallen world can sometimes be very difficult and baffling. Leahy deals sensitively with the problem of suffering and evil and assures us that God is in control of all events. The Lord may use suffering to chasten and discipline us, but he always does so in love, for our eternal benefit.In this book, readers will find robustly Biblical teaching on God’s sovereignty in salvation and good, practical discussion of issues like guidance and Christian service. At a time when many Christians seem to shy away from all talk of hell, Leahy writes honestly and compassionately about the final judgement. The chapter, The Hand That Judges is shot through with urgent, evangelistic appeal, making this book useful to unbelievers as well as Christians."
To read this entire review, click HERE.
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