Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ask Me Anything Lord - Book Review


Title – Ask Me Anything, Lord
Author – Heather C. King
Publisher – Discovery House Publishers
Date of publication – November, 2013
Number of pages – 261

* Heather C. King and Discovery House Publishers provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of “Ask Me Anything, Lord” to read in order to write my review.  The opinions expressed here are purely and truthfully my own and uncompensated*

We all know that God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient.  When coming across the book "Ask me anything ,Lord", you might ask yourself why? Why, if He knows all, sees all, and is everywhere, why does He ask US questions? That is what author Heather C. King addresses in this book.

About The Author:
Heather C. King is a GoodReads author who is a busy-but-blessed wife and mom  to four. She blogs about applying the Bible to everyday life with all of its mess, noise, and busyness at http://heathercking.wordpress.com/ Her book: Ask Me Anything, Lord: Opening Our Lives to God's Questions released in November 2013. She is a follower of Christ, a worship leader at her church in Virginia, a Bible Study teacher and women’s ministry leader. You can find her blogging at http://heathercking.wordpress.com/ and writing articles and book reviews at: http://www.womensbiblecafe.com/, http://rubyforwomen.com/, and www.myfrienddebbie.com.  You can also connect with Heather King HERE, and HERE.

About the Book:
When God calls you to make an impact, feelings of fear, doubt, and insufficiency seem to automatically show up. As a matter of fact, they have been making appearances since the beginning of time in the lives of people like Adam and Eve, Elijah, Peter, and many others.  In Ask Me Anything, Lord, Heather C. King reminds you that God can use questions in Scripture to reveal the true motives and intents of your heart, challenge your thinking, and help you overcome.

Review:
People are usually petitioning God for "things" or clarity, or understanding, but God also asks us questions. Most notably when He asked Adam and Eve "Where are You"? It is not that He did not KNOW where they were, the question was one that was to bring them to a place of REFLECTION, and INTROSPECTION. He asked Cain, "Where is your Brother"? He already knew what Cain had done to Able, but the question was one of reflection. That is the underlying premise of this book. God DOES ask us questions and for good reasons. How can we begin to understand a God who can create something as beautiful as a rainbow or as dynamic as a solar system, if we can not even understand our selves? This book is a journey of truth and understanding. This is an awesome book for book clubs because at the end of every chapter there are discussion points. The discussion points are in four categories...

  1. Make It Personal - apply it to and reflect on your personal relationship with God..
  2. Make It Connect - What in the bible does this refer or apply to?
  3. Make It Real - Apply this in everyday life.
  4. Make it Last - Memory verse and journal prompts.

This gives the discussion group or book club a time to reflect on the chapter they read and helps them to apply it to themselves and their lives.
The author did not just give you her journey. This book gives us insight on how to better embrace God's questions and apply them to our OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY.
The book has twenty chapters. And the chapters are in groups led by a question from God such as "Where are You", "how Many Loaves Do You Have" or "Do You Love Me". The book is purposed to give you a chance to pause in your busy life and reflect on God's questions and Hopefully bring you closer to Him!
For me the BEST part of this book is the discussion points after each chapter. For example, In the end of chapter 20 one of the "Make It Connect" questions is "Do you consider your love for God AGAPE love or PHIILEO love"? That is the kind of question that would be AWESOME in a discussion group!
If you NEVER buy another book PLEASE buy this one! This book is rudimentary enough for beginners, those new in the faith, but also relevant enough for seasoned believers.

The book is NOT slow, NOT boring, and NOT a burden to read. This is an EXCELLENT READ! On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a definite 10!

Happy Reading!
Blessings
Regina

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