Chase Away Cancer: A Powerful True Story of Finding Light in a Dark Diagnosis

51p-nw22bojlBook #19: Chase Away Cancer: A Powerful True Story of Finding Light in a Dark Diagnosis, Ellie Ewoldt

In the stillness of a quiet February night, Ellie and Bob’s lives are dramatically changed by the terrifying sights and sounds of their 2 year old having seizure.  And because of this event, they came face to face with the reality that their son Chase had a very large, rare, and aggressive brain tumor.  In the subsequent year and a half, the relative tranquility (whatever that is in a family with 3 boys and 1 girl) was upended by the trials, anxieties, triumphs and heartbreaks of cancer as they struggle through a disease that would tear them apart and knit them together as a family.  In this experience, they learn what it really means to place their trust in the Lord and to walk by faith day by day surrendering themselves to God’s plan.]

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A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption

b00ke4itiw-01-lBook #32: A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption, Al & Lisa Robertson

John Newton once said “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner — and that Christ is a great Savior!”  In this book Al & Lisa Robertson tell their life story.  It is a story of sin, rebellion, infidelity, repentance and restoration.  Through their story, they tell of the grace of God that not only forgives our sin but also restores broken relationships.

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The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God

b00ql9lffs-01-lBook #29: The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God, Jep & Jessica Robertson

Life is complicated.  Sometimes there are highs and sometimes there are lows.  Sometimes we triumph and sometimes we fail.  In this book Jep and Jessica discuss their story, the good, the bad and best of all God’s grace that is able to take broken people and redeem them for his holy purposes.  The authors write this book to serve as a warning not to repeat their failures, but most of all to put on display the grace of God, who is able to “restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.”  Joel 2:25.

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Why Science Doesn’t Disprove God

51qpmitxmol-_sx331_bo1204203200_Book #5: Why Science Doesn’t Disprove God, Amir Aczel

Inspired by the works of the neo-athiests (Hitchens and Dawkins), Amir Aczel wrote this book as a rebuttal to the principle that science can disprove the existence of God.  He sets out to show that in the various fields of science (math, physics, biology, etc) that there is a certain level of complexity that cannot be explained through merely natural processes, concluding that some level higher order must be involved.  While well researched, my complaint about this book is that it seems to be written from the perspective of scientific absolutism (i.e. the knowledge that we learn from science is the absolute authority.)  The author seems sympathetic to God but relies on the authority of scientific discovery over the revealed Word of God.  So when it comes to authority, he takes his authority from the textbook and not from scripture.

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