Are the threads of our lives accidentally tangled or intentionally arranged?
Ravi Zacharias has been one of my favorite authors for a very long time. So when a couple of my friends began reading his newest book, The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives, I knew I wouldn't be far behind. But life pressed in, and I put it off, until I received an email from the publisher asking me
to review it on my blog. Just the push I needed...and am I ever glad!
"Ravi Zacharias never met a question he didn't like. Here he explores life's deepest questions in a tapestry that is personal winsome, and clear."--John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
In a world that often seems random, it's easy for even the most thoughtful of Christians to fall into acting as if the events of our lives "just happen" and are not tied together in any meaningful or purposeful way. Many of those events just don't seem to make sense, and we forget that just because they don't appear to make sense to us, it doesn't mean they aren't part of a perfectly woven plan. Enter The Grand Weaver...
From the back cover:
How differently would we live if we believed that every event of our lives--from the happy to the tragic to the mundane--was part of a meticulous and purposeful design in which all the elements intertwined with breathtaking precision?
Very differently, Ravi Zacharias hopes, and he presents with the accessible logic and brilliant clarity that are characteristic of his writing that every part of our being and our experience matters in the exquisite tapestry God is skillfully, artfully, lovingly weaving in us. I was particularly moved by the chapters on how our calling and our worship "matter" in the tapestry, but not because these chapters were any "better" than the others...only because for the current season of my life they spoke the most loudly to me. You'll find yourself in another chapter if not in these.
Leave me a comment on this post in the next 48 hours, and I'll include your name in a drawing for a free copy of The Grand Weaver. If you're not the lucky winner, then click here and get yourself a copy this week...they'd make great Christmas gifts as well!