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Made to Move Mountains (Book Reviews)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          At the time that I write this a pandemic has taken a vise-like grip on the world. There are those told by their nation, their state, their leaders to -- in short -- "Stay calm and carry on." I find that it's not only a great segue into Kristen Welch's book about being made to move mountains, but that in this time our focus ought to be on the One who heals all when we look at Him. He told Nicodemus, "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life" (John 3:14-15, Berean Study)

          If you feel somehow discouraged and overwhelmed as a result, fear not for we have the same One who said those words say to Joshua the son of Nun, say to him, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9, New King James). Kristen Welch does an amazing job using similar points in her book Made to Move Mountains. When the going gets tough, it's a sign it's time to get on our knees and pray to the Lord for help in moving the mountain.

          For with great faith comes an even greater responsibility to pray for everyone around  us. We should pray for our neighbors, good and bad, for those who make decisions daily on our behalf, for God to show them kindness and wisdom in governance. And also we need to pray that He also gives us a tender mercy to be kind to one another, and that fits even with everything Kristen Welch gets at in this book, too. Overall, I do believe the advice she gives in this book is of help. Even greater are the words the Lord gives us in His Holy Book, the Bible. I was given a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Books for a fair and honest review.

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