I’m not new to the Bible or its characters. I thought I knew a fair amount about Abraham…but Charles Swindoll brings Abraham to life in his recent book, Abraham. This isn’t a book that you’ll struggle to read, filled with Old Testament names and places that sound totally foreign. If you’re like me, you’ll learn a lot about Abraham that you didn’t know. Beyond that, you’ll find a treasure trove of sound advice and rich insight in these pages.
With the wisdom only to be found in a long life, filled with the love of the Lord, Chuck Swindoll touches upon issues that face each of us throughout our lives. There are so many lessons to be found in the story of our Patriarch, Abraham. These lessons apply to us today. There are lessons about trusting God, lessons about falling back on our default defenses when we’re stressed, lessons on waiting on God’s timing and not rushing ahead…
This book is going on my “classics” shelf. There are a few books that can be said to be life-changing outside of scripture. This is one of those books. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is so dense with wisdom! Whether you’re young or old, married or single, male or female, there is sage advice in this book for you. I am so grateful for men and women who have such rich spiritual insight and who are willing to share that insight with us. Thank you, Mr. Swindoll.
I was provided with a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review…and, yes, it really was that good!