(Book Reviews) Finding God in the Ruins


Finding Good in the RuinsReviewed by: Chrysa Keenon, Professional Writing student at Taylor University

 


Introduction

Title: Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain

Author: Matt Bays

Publisher: David C Cook

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Format: Paperback

Length: 252 Pages

OVERVIEW

Pain and suffering are inevitable evils we all must face in our lives. When terrible things happen, we tend to blame the being who promised us He would keep us from harm: God. Yet, in our suffering, Matt Bays urges us to remain hopeful that there is a bigger plan in the works. Through real experiences of heartbreak and anguish, Bays gives a new perspective on how to keep God in the center of our lives even in the darkest of times.

Told in stories of raw vulnerability, this book proves that faith can remain steady in all of life’s worst situations. The unique narration speaks directly to the reader, putting a personal spin on the memoir. Readers will feel an instant emotional bond with Bays and experience a new catharsis with each chapter.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

New and mature adults

Christian Impact

Finding God in the Ruins is a breakthrough story of real pain and how to endure it though God. The stories impact how God has worked through Bays’s life, and they encourage readers to not give up on Him when in the time of trial.

Chrysa Keenon studies Professional Writing at Taylor University. She has been published by Evangelical Church Libraries Association, The Aboite Independent, and The Echo.


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