Book Review: “Abraham” By Charles R. Swindoll

August 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Charles R. Swindoll in his new book, “abraham book coverAbraham” published by Tyndale House Publishers gives us One Nomad’s Amazing Journey of Faith.

From the back cover:  Discover the power of belief

When we rewind history to Abraham’s era, we encounter people who concocted false superstitions to explain the unexplainable. Powerful kings claimed to be gods, building massive pyramids in an attempt to achieve immortality. Out of this mass of misunderstandings, this collage of confusion, one man emerged.

Why, thousands of years later, are we still discussing the faith of this desert nomad? Chuck Swindoll answers that question and many more in this compelling and insightful biography that will inspire your own faith.

Cultivate a courageous trust in God.

While each person’s faith journey is unique, Abraham blazed a trail for the rest of us. Just like Abraham, we will

  • Face an uncertain future and uncertain destinations as we follow our callings;
  • Be tempted to run ahead of God, trying to fix the world and our lives in ways we see fit;
  • Struggle to see how God can keep His promises; and
  • Be forced to wait—even when we don’t want to.

Respond well to life’s uncertainties

Chuck Swindoll teaches you how, outlining what it means to live with courageous trust in God through the life of Abraham.

You won’t want to miss this remarkable biography about one of the most discussed men of all time.

Since a large portion of Genesis is concerned with the life of Abraham it is only fitting that we set aside time to discover why. When we are first introduced to Abraham when he is told to leave his homeland and his family and journey to a place he is not told and he obeys we learn that he is a man of great faith and faith in a God that the rest of his family don’t know. In Abraham’s life there are moments when he is super strong and then moments when he is super weak and even moments when he slips all together. It just proves he was human. Yet God called him His friend. What does all this have to do with us? Everything! Abraham is our spiritual father and what occurred with him will, in some fashion, occur with us. Just like Abraham we all have a spiritual walk where God will ask us to do things and not tell us why and we need to step out in faith and obey. Pastor Swindoll has done a marvelous job of showing us the life of Abraham and how it relates to our lives. If you are questioning some of the events in your life and feel there are no answers then this is the book for you.  “Abraham” is a great gift to give to friends and family as well.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.  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.”


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