Monday, March 24, 2014

Review: It's A God Thing: When Miracles Happen to Everyday People by Don Jacobson

  • File Size: 1685 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0849921996
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
Book Description

Some things in life have no earthly explanation.

Miracles are not reserved for the characters in the Old and New Testaments; they happen to everyday people.

Series creators Don Jacobson and K-LOVE Radio have joined together to produce one of the most remarkable collections of modern-day miracles ever compiled. From angel appearances in hospital rooms to a mother saved from a would-be assailant in Hyde Park, from a young autistic girl becoming a beautiful ballerina overnight to a young backpacker who walked away from a terrorist attack, It’s a God Thing presents some of the most amazing stories of God’s hand on our lives.

Be motivated as never before to look for and witness the incredible ways that God is interacting in your life and the lives of those around you.

“With their new book, It’s a God Thing, I believe K-LOVE and my friend Don Jacobson will call friends of Jesus everywhere to look for His capers around the world! Do you know why God involves Himself in our lives? Because God is love and love does!” —Bob Goff, author of the New York Times bestseller Love Does

“Every day we all are faced with stress, situations we can’t control and often the fear that we really are all alone. . . . These stories give us courage in times of peril and strengthen us when we feel helpless.”—TobyMac, top Christian artist and Grammy Award winner

“In It’s a God Thing true servants of God share how their lives were transformed when their understanding became the Father’s. What a blessing to be a child of the King!” —Missy Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty

“There is so much going on around us that we never see. Life is all about perspective, and when that lines up with the hand of God, it is remarkable to witness. This book and collection of stories from my friends at K-LOVE will inspire and encourage you greatly!” —Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift

“Sometimes I’m guilty of looking so hard for God that I miss Him right in front of me. May we all be reminded through It’s a God Thing that some of the simplest moments in life can quite possibly be some of God’s greatest miracles.”—Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe

“Nothing astonished people in the New Testament more than watching Jesus perform a miracle right before their eyes—and nothing inspires us today more than hearing He did it again! My good friend Don Jacobson, publisher of The Prayer of Jabez, has once again launched the perfect message for today—don’t miss it!”—Bruce Wilkinson, author, The Prayer of Jabez

“There is nothing better than hearing others talk about the ways that God has intervened in their lives. Miracles happen every day all around the world. These stories are incredible.”—Robert D. Smith, author, 20,000 Days and Counting

“God doesn’t need for us to be aware of the miracles He’s performing, but they’re happening every day! It’s a God Thing, a new book from K-LOVE, is a powerful vehicle to tell the story of a number of those miracles.”—Brandon Heath, 2008 New Artist of the Year Dove Award winner

About the Author

 Don Jacobson has enjoyed working in the publishing industry for more than thirty years. After selling Multnomah Publishers to Random House in 2006, Don founded D. C. Jacobson & Associates (DCJA), an author management company, where he continues to work closely with authors — together dreaming about books that change the world by helping the church realize its true calling.

My Review

 It's a God Thing is a collection of 46 stories that will inspire and delight the reader.  I like to have books like this on my beside table for when I want a quick inspiring read that will help confirm and strengthen my faith. This book was compiled by Don Jacobson who has been in the Christian publishing business for over 30 years and K-Love which is a radio station that is supported by its listeners.

One thing that I have learned over the years is to be grateful to God for unanswered prayers because of course we often pray for things to happen which in the end are not in our best interest. Story 24 - Thanking God for unanswered prayer confirmed this belief.  In this story, Ray Whipps recounts his time in Europe during World War II. Events keep happening to this young soldier, repeated situations where his prayers were unanswered or answered with a No. He keeps asking "Why?" to himself. He ended up in a hospital in Cherbourg during the war due to injuries where he met his future wife Betty. Near the end of the war Ray was in a prisoner-of-war camp, close to death when his camp was liberated by the Allied troops. Behind the scenes the Lord was working to ensure that Betty and Ray found each other and both made it home to marry and have a family.  They did not lose their faith in God. The Lord works in mysterious ways to move our lives in directions we never imagined.

Great book to inspire and remind us of that life is a God thing!

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