Monday, August 6, 2012

God knows your Name by Catherine Campbell

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The widow of Zarephath, nameless and unloved. Elijah shared with her his God. She embraced the true God of Israel and knew He must know her name as he had Elijah come to her in her time of great need.
A young mother struggles as her only child daily deals with seizures from a brain disorder. The doctors cant seem to find a medication to help. Consumed by her daughter's health she rarely gets out of the house, feeling like no one cares about her situation.
One day she gets out with an acquaintance to go and listen to a speaker. The speaker talks of God's love and how He is there for you. Angry the woman announces that God hasn't done anything for her and cares nothing for her needs.
Convicted the church begins to reach out to her in her great time of need. God's love is shown to this woman and her family. She realizes He does know her name, and led her to the speaker in the first place. She is saved and realizes her Abba Father.

Each chapter shares stories like these; the first from the days of Bible times, the 2nd from modern times. Each story is heartfelt and captures the readers interest.
Chapter titles like:

All emotional words that are replaced with 'ful, hopeful, powerful, etc by the love of God.

Catherine Campbell resides in Ireland and several of the modern day stories take place in her neck of the woods rather than in my own. I liked this as it showed me a different culture, but still I was able to see the struggles of rejection are common no matter where you live. So too is God's love, He who accepts us in a world that rejected us.
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Catherine Campbell - Author Profile from Homegrown Films on Vimeo.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Melanie for taking time to read my book 'God Knows Your Name' and for the clear, concise review. I loved your thought on how the emotional words of ending with 'less' eg hopeless are replaced with a 'ful' eg hopeful by the love of God. That's what this book is all about. Thanks also for including my links and I'd be delighted to catch up with any of your blogg viewers. God bless, Catherine