Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Book Review: The God Dare

This book is for the Christian who wants to make a difference but is unsure how to go about it. At the end of each chapter, Kate Battistelli leads readers on their journey of faith by posing questions such as: What would your life look like if you took God at His word and believed you had world-changing potential? Do you believe there’s a God Dare designed just for you? What do you think it is?

Each chapter focuses on a Bible person, such as Ruth, Moses, the adulteress, the leper, who illustrates overcoming a challenge. Battistelli then applies that challenge to life today. She shares her own journey, which includes remorse and heartbreak along with wisdom she’s gained. Besides Discussion Questions, chapters conclude with “Scriptures to Think About” and “God Dare Secrets.”

Battistelli challenges readers with statements such as: “We have more than enough talent and brains to do much more than we are currently doing.” “Possess your possible.” “We forget (God) entrusts us with sorrow, with trials and difficult circumstances. He wants us to find the deeper joy of knowing Him, not just the surface happiness.”

            The value of The God Dare: Will You Choose to Believe the Impossible? lies in reading through it chapter-by-chapter and taking time to think through the answers to questions. The book offers much food for thought for personal contemplation, for small groups or even for two or three Christian friends to work through together.

            Battistelli is a speaker and former actress/singer and the mother of Grammy award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli. An excellent, challenging read.

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