Tuesday, September 24, 2013
CWA Review: Faith Joseph's Story by:Sandra Lea Hardage
About the Book:
At the age of seventeen, Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, faces the wrath of jealousy, hatred, and deceit from his own brothers. He is thrust into a world of slavery, lust, and power. Joseph experiences a culture so different from his own that he must adapt quickly just to survive. He learns to trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and be content in the difficult circumstances that challenge him far too often.
Narrated by Joseph, Faith-Joseph's Story communicates the power of this young man's faith-faith that began in the midst of a plot to murder him and ends with his rise to power in Egypt. It shows the perseverance one must find to overcome the negative experiences that happen in life, and it provides a testament to the importance of placing complete faith and trust in God.
With Bible study materials and a leader's guide included, Faith-Joseph's Story tells how, from the depths of a pit, to the darkness of prison, to the grandeur of a palace, a young man remains committed to God's divine plan.
About the Author:
Sandra Lea Hardage, an Arkansas native, is an educator, Bible teacher, and founder of the online ministry, My Journey of Faith. She has taught Joseph's story many times, including an online study of Genesis. She continues to teach via video for Connected! Online Bible Study, found at www.myjourneyoffaith.com
Many of us know the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors. But this book, Faith Joseph's Story by Sandra Lea Hardage, is a much more broader expansion on the subject of Joseph. For instance did you know that his life and picture painted of it in the Bible shows a very deep running faith that got him through insurmountable pain and grief.
For someone like him to go through what he went through and still love his brothers is a perfect example of how we should all be towards our brothers in sisters in Christ when they do us harm. God expects us to turn the other cheek, which seems at times almost impossible. Joseph is the ultimate example besides Jesus himself of a devout and faithful servant and extending the "Love Thy Neighbor" commandment.
The author has done an extensive study on Joseph. Spoken from his voice, she has painted a clear picture in my mind of a man that was obedient to God. After the over 70 pages of Joseph's story there is a thorough Bible study along with a leaders guide. This book is perfect in a group setting or you can do as I did and study it individually.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.