From the Back cover: Discover the power of belief When we rewind history to Abraham’s era, we encounter people who concocted false superstitions to explain the unexplainable. Powerful kings claimed to be gods, building massive pyramids in an attempt to achieve immortality. Out of this mass of misunderstandings, this collage of confusion, one man emerged.
Why, thousands of years later, are we still discussing the faith of this desert nomad? Chuck Swindoll answers that question and many more in this compelling and insightful biography that will inspire your own faith.
Cultivate a courageous trust in God.
While each person’s faith journey is unique, Abraham blazed a trail for the rest of us. Just like Abraham, we will
Face an uncertain future and uncertain destinations as we follow our callings;
Be tempted to run ahead of God, trying to fix the world and our lives in ways we see fit;
Struggle to see how God can keep His promises; and
Be forced to wait—even when we don’t want to.
Respond well to life’s uncertainties
Chuck Swindoll teaches you how, outlining what it means to live with courageous trust in God through the life of Abraham.
You won’t want to miss this remarkable biography about one of the most discussed men of all time.
From the flap: I admire people who are authentic and transparent, and i enjoy biographies that paint historical figures as they really were. Put those two qualities together in a single binding, and I won’t be able to put it down. Don’t give me the whitewashed version of a person’s life. I want the subject painted as he or she was, “pimples, warts, and everything.”
That’s the way the Bible portrays all of its characters—especially the extraordinary life of Abraham. Scripture doesn’t presume to tell fairy tales. It’s a book about real life, showing real people going through real experiences in a real world. It tells us the unvarnished truth about its heroes, even when that truth proves to be uncomfortable or unappealing. When you see lives portrayed in such authenticity, you get the whole story—no phony-baloney mannequins, no airbrushed models.
That’s what I attempted to capture in this biography of Abraham.
You’ll meet a man who got up after he stumbled. You’ll watch a man who put one foot in front of another, even when he couldn’t see what God was doing or where He was leading. You’ll experience the struggles of a real-life man who dared to place the destiny of his entire life in his Creator’s hands.
I think you’ll be profoundly inspired by the courageous trust of this ancient nomad.
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