Friday, November 29, 2013

There Are No McDonald's in Heaven: Waiting on God - Book Review

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There Are No McDonald's in Heaven: Waiting on God is just the book for me. I am not a patient person. I feel like most people today, especially those who are part of my generation, are not patient either. And, as author RL Keller points out, usually has to do with today's technology. We live in a time where it's so easy to get what we want when we want it.

But God doesn't work like that. God is not modern technolo
gy. And this can be frustrating for those of us who are waiting and waiting and waiting for a prayer to be answered, to hear anything from God, for something good to happen in our lives.

In this book, Keller writes about how important it is to have patience with God and the many attributes that we as Christians should have that can help make the waiting more bearable.

Remember, there is a reason that we are waiting. God gives us what we need, not what we want. And God knows when to gives us these things. We may think that we know best, but we really don't. It can be hard to just "let go and let God", but that's exactly what we have to do. And if we have faith in God, then we can be sure he will come through for us. And we should keep our eyes open to how he'll come through for us because it could be different than what we expect.

This is a short book, and could be a quick read. However, this book is probably best taken in chapter chunks. Let it all sink in. Journal about how you're feeling after reading each chapter. Pray. I think this book would be great for discussion in a small group or Bible study. Its message is definitely one that most of us need to hear over and over again.

There Are No McDonald's in Heaven: Waiting on God is published by Westbow Press and is available to purchase now. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book Laurie. I appreciate it very much. May God be glorified in all we think, say and do.

    "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." (John 1:2; NKJV)

    Your brother in Christ,
    Rich Keller, aka, RL Keller