Ever get a book that you just know you were supposed to read?  I love it when God gives me affirmation of following His will.

I’ve been teaching and writing a Bible study entitled “Outside the Zone.”  The study is all about people in the Bible who took a leap of faith and stepped outside their comfort zone.  Last week and this week, we are studying Moses. And guess who just happened to be a part of Max Lucado’s book? Yep, Moses. I blogged a bit about that here, but here’s the book review:

This book is further defined by the subtitle, “Common People in the Hands of An Uncommon God.”  The author takes a few well-known and some not-so-well-known Bible characters and presents them in a modern day light.  Mephibosheth, Abigail, Moses, Job, and Esther…these were a few of my favorites.  God used all of them. Flaws and faults. Hang-ups and issues. Yep, they were normally abnormal. Just like us today.

I enjoyed this book tremendously; it was an easy read and held my attention.  I personally enjoyed the story of Jairus so much; perhaps because of my own sweet sick daughter, Taylor. There was no plowing or driving; I eagerly wanted to read about the next character.  More than that, this book made me want to share what I was reading.  My personal experience was that the timing of receiving this book gave me the opportunity to read a portion of Moses’ story to the ladies in my Bible study.  (Not to mention I kept reading excerpts to my husband…)

It seemed that God just dropped the book into my lap at just the right time. Love it when He does that!

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