Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: Blindsided by God by:Peter Chin

 Blindsided by God: Disappointment, Suffering, and the Untamable Goodness of God
About the Book:
Having survived the hurricanes of life, Pastor Peter Chin offers powerful, personal ways we can understand and even redeem the suffering we all experience in our lives.

About the Author:
Peter Chin is a pastor and columnist for Christianity Today, and his work in multiethnic and urban churches has been featured by NPR, CBS, and the Washington Post. He pastors Rainier Avenue Church, a multiethnic congregation located in one of the most diverse zip codes of the country, and lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Carol, and their five children.

My Review:
 I think it's safe to say that we all love transparency from another individual, especially if that individual is in a place of authority. Of course, the same thing can't be said about us, in my opinion. We as people who are NOT in a place of authority are just fine with NOT being that way in return. The author has not only allowed us into his own personal thinking space but also the thinking spaces of his entire family and I applaud him for that. After all, "people in authority or leadership positions" are just that---people. To me, Pastor Peter Chin is not really vulnerable but just real and we need many more like him.

 His story is like many that I hear from time to time, God would come in like a freight train before you even know what hit you, most of the time. He is an amazing God with amazing authority over every detail. These two statements alone flow through the threads of his story continuously. There is so much to this man, his family, and their testimonies than meets the eye. I loved their story and it is an eye opening one that will definitely get you to thinking about how God can and will move, and it's amazing!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.