What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do
written by David Jeremiah
368 pages // published in 2015 // non-fiction // Christian life
After hearing much about the knowledgeable Dr. David Jeremiah, I was so pleased to finally get the chance to read one of his books. What did I find out? He is a knowledgeable man of God, with much wisdom to share to Christians.
'What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do' focuses on the book of James for the main scriptural readings. Chapters in this book include:
What to Do When the Heat's Turned Up
What to Do When Wrong Seems Right
What to Do When the Mirror Doesn't Lie
What to Do When Justice Isn't Blind
What to Do When Faith Doesn't Work
What to Do When Your Tongue Isn't Tied
What to Do When Wisdom Is Foolish
What to Do When Worship Turns to War
What to Do When Your Goals Aren't God's
What to Do When Your Net Worth Is Worthless
What to Do When You're in a Hurry and God Isn't
What to Do When Pain Leads to Prayer
Although each topic might not hit home for you, there's still so much to learn from. I soaked in excellent points and Biblical references from each chapter, even if I don't experience the exact issue at hand. I'm sure my notes from each topic will help at a later point in my life. For example...
This is the kind of book where if you were to read it 5 different times in your life, you would glean new information each time. Just because something didn't apply to you the first time you read it, it will likely mean more later on, and vice versa.
Along the way, I also learned much that I didn't know before about James. I had either forgotten (or maybe didn't even know) that James was one of Joseph and Mary's sons. How could I not remember that Jesus' earthly brother contributed his writings as one of the books of the Bible? It was amazing to me to be able to see what kind of man James was in his special situation, as I was guided step-by-step through his writings -- with new eyes this time, thanks to the author.
"According to James, faith is made perfect by works." (Chapter 5, What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do)
All of David Jeremiah's points, arguments, and actionable steps are backed by scriptures. Additionally, he often quotes from fellow religious leaders of our time and preachers from days of old. He's well-rounded in the knowledge he dispenses to the reader.
Included in the back of the book, you'll also find additional material and questions to use either in personal or group study. A remarkable resource to utilize while reading the book.
Thanks to the author and Netgalley for the free review copy.
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