- Always True, God’s 5 promises when life is hard
- James MacDonald ©2011
- Moody Publishers, Chicago, Il 60610
- ISBN 978-0-8024-5869-8 (ppbk)
- 248 pp. plus scripture index
Dr. James MacDonald, pastor of a large Chicago area church, wrote this book after experiencing adversity he described as a boulder that dropped from the sky and crash landed on their lives. He soon had no resources except God. Eventually his life returned to normal as God proved dependable and also taught him how to help others.
As the author says, everyone faces hardships and needs help for stormy times. His message is clear, conversational and exceptionally encouraging. I wish everyone could read this book. To quote *Tevya’s song, “I wish I were a rich man…” so I could buy a thousand copies to distribute.
Dr. MacDonald gives the Bible’s basis for each section of the book. Then he quotes each promise from God and tells what that promise means in our lives. In showing us that God is always with us, always in control, always good, always watching and always victorious, the author gives answers to fear, doubts and despair. He teaches that we will not falter or fail.
The writer knows that God is a promise giver by nature, always keeps His word and wants us to test His promises. MacDonald tells us how to access five foundational promises and fully experience the results God offers.
*The main character in Fiddler on the Roof