Always True

February 28, 2011

Book Giveaway! Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing.

MacDonald is an engaging writer.  He uses personal accounts, anecdotes, and scripture to reveal the promise of God’s five greatest promises to us.  This is not just a book to read, but a book to study and commit to heart.  Many of us, myself included, can quote God’s promises:

  1. God is always with me.
  2. God is always in control.
  3. God is always good.
  4. God is always watching.
  5. God is always victorious.

But not many of us know what those promises actually mean to us or how to apply them in our day-to-day lives.  Always True: God’s 5 Promises for When Life is Hard examines the 5 promises of God, what they mean to those of us in a relationship with God, and how we can strengthen our faith walk by claiming those promises as our own.  I highly recommend this book as an an aid to spiritual growth.

About the Book:
2 Peter 1:3 refers to certain portions of God’s Word as exceedingly great and precious promises. Great promises are ones that don’t fall apart during difficult times; they reveal hope in the midst of the storm. Precious promises are ones that we find strong enough to hold us up and resilient enough to get us through. God’s promises become exceedingly great and precious to us when nothing else will do. By way of digging into the theology of God’s Promises, Pastor James uncovers 5 major categories of promise in the Bible and the 5 areas about which God repeatedly makes promises. From what to do with fear and doubt to God’s goodness, help, and victory—the Bible has much to say about God’s presence in our difficulty.

Last year, Pastor James released When Life is Hard to point you toward hope in the midst of trials. Now, Always True will point you to God’s promises, which are always true. (from Amazon.com)

About the Author:
Dr. James S. MacDonald is a minister, author, and speaker. He hosts the popular daily half-hour radio broadcast, Walk in the Word. and he founded and and serves as the senior pastor in Harvest Bible Chapel, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and listed as one of the 25 biggest churches in the United States.

About the Contest:
To enter the drawing for a free copy of Always True, simply comment on this post within the next 24 hours (eligibility ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 1st.   The winner will be chosen by random number generator on March 2nd and announced here on this blog.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from C. Grant and Company and Moody Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


About the author

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.

5 Comments

  • JimNo Gravatar says:

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    Well, Quilly [hi, :)], I hate to have to be first up here. But it is time to get busy here,10:34 AM, where I am. This sounds like a nice book. I am not familiar with the author or his radio program.

    I am familiar with the church where he pastors. One of his members four years ago (the 2007 time) gave a week of his time helping improve the electricall wiring in a state orphanage in Guatamala. Since he was self employed there was no vacation week paycheck waiting for him when he returned like the most of us who worked for the man or who were retired like Mrs. Jim and me.
    http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search/label/Guatemala
    I was one of his ‘helpers’ Before we came the dorms did not have enough light to read in after dark. Fortunately for productivity most of my time was spent painting as being in an electrical helper role was not really my calling.
    ..

  • church ladyNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like a book I could benefit from. Been looking for a new one to read. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  • LisaNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to enter the contest, because I’m really struggling right now. I don’t know if you want to chalk it up to God leading me here or not, but these promises are the exact answers I need right now.

  • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

    My humble apologies for being late. The flu took me out and I didn’t really care whether books were passed out or the sky fell. I just wanted to sleep. The random number generator picked #1 — congrats Ji,. Send your mailing address via email. Thanks for playing everybody!

  • JimNo Gravatar says:

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    Thank you, Quilly. I am glad that you got lots of sleep and I hope you are feeling better. I have been really worried about you having the flu. Depending on which strain it can be a killer. My Grandmother Corkill died of the flu in 1917.

    I appreciate your giving me this book by Dr. MacDonald very much. I showed your review post to Mrs. Jim, and she said, yes, she would read it also. I am the slowest in the world about reading books so she is liable to read it first. We will give feedback.

    Thank you once more,
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