Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Miracles are for Real (Review)

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Do you believe miracles still happen? In Miracles are for Real, by James L Garlow and Keith Wall, this question is explored.

We tend to throw the statement, “It’s a miracle” around quite a bit. We may be referring to something truly unexplainable by the laws of science. Or we may be speaking of an answer to prayer. Or maybe, we just mean, “Wow, I’m surprised that this event happened!”

For the purposes of this book, the authors define a miracle as “an event that extends beyond all known scientific laws.”  Each chapter illustrates, with documented stories,  instances of modern-day miracles, including healings, financial miracles, and even people being raised from the dead. The authors explore ideas about why miracles happen and why they don’t.

I found this book fascinating reading. I enjoyed the stories and found them faith-building. We will never know why God sometimes chooses to act supernaturally while at other times we don’t see an immediate answer to our prayers, but I appreciated the reminder that this book gave me that God does hear us and He is still involved in our world today—whether he acts supernaturally in my life or whether His plan is just to be with me in my trials.

I was provided a free review copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are my own.

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