Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Miracles by Tim Stafford

Miracles by Tim Stafford is advertised as a journalist look at modern-day experiences of God’s power.  He shares stories that he has of first hand experiences, a young man of his personal acquaintance who was cured of foot pain so bad that he could not walk and is now 4 years later walking normally.  He told of acquaintances of his who were stricken with cancer that went to the same church and were not cured of their disease.  This book expounds on some of the hypothesis of why they may or may not happen but admits that he truly does not know why sometimes miracles happen and sometimes they do not.  He further states that the very idea that the diseases are not always cures indeed makes the ones who are cured a miracle.  Miracles do not happen all the time or they would not be miracles.  He believes that God works in many ways and miracles are just one of them.
This book will make you think.  It will make the reader look at their own belief or disbelief in miracles and think about what makes it true.  Mr.  Stafford looks at many religions beliefs in a positive light in regards to miracles even when it differs from his own.  I think this is a good book for anyone wanting to investigate miracles.  It explores miracles with a lot of wisdom.
This book was received from Bethany House which is a division of Baker Publishing Group for this review.

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