Thursday, September 22, 2016

Litfuse Review: Jesus and the Beanstalk by:Lori Stanley Roeleveld

 Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life
About the Book:
We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?
Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:
- Faith
- Goodness
- Knowledge
- Self-control
- Perseverance
- Godliness
- Affection for others
- Love
In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.


My Review:
 We have a giant world out there that is filled to overflowing with giant problems, challenges, and situations. We also have a giant God standing ready to defend us against them all. Sometimes He is hard to see with all the smoke, mirrors, chaos and just plain noise. But alas, He is there! He gets us all through some pretty dark times. The author has used an excellent example with allegory from the fable Jack and the Beanstalk to examine spiritual growth and fruit earning through Jesus' eyes.

 I really enjoyed this book and the take on it that the author had. It was a brilliant comparison that we could all learn a lot from.

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