05 October 2014

Colliding With Destiny: Finding Hope in the Legacy of Ruth by Sarah Jakes

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Find a fuller, richer life by letting God direct your destiny.

The story of Ruth is a journey of transformation. By allowing God to transform her circumstances, Ruth went from a widow who would be excluded from society to a wife with a secure and protected future, a future that ultimately paved the way for the birth of King David! Her story is full of collision – loss, heartache, poverty, even shame – but she never let her past define her. Instead, the most painful time of her life became her most pivotal, propelling her to a destiny she never imagined.

Perhaps you have a past you're struggling to overcome. If disappointments, whether a result of your own choices or the actions of others, have kept you from being your true self, this book is for you. Follow Ruth's life and discover the hope available to each of us. Your yesterday does not have to dictate your tomorrow. 

Despite your past pain, you, too, can find redemption and restoration.

I love the book of Ruth, so I was immediately drawn to Sarah Jakes’ Colliding with Destiny. In this book, Jakes walks through Ruth’s story, verse by verse, and discusses the important lessons revealed along her journey. While I didn’t find any point particularly new or revelatory, each short chapter offers an encouraging reminder of biblical truth. Jakes also includes journaling questions and a quick prayer at the end of each chapter, which would be helpful for readers interested in reflection and application. Overall, Colliding with Destiny is a beneficial, relatable read and anyone looking for a bit of encouragement in the midst of life’s difficulties should pick it up.

Thanks to Bethany House, I received a copy of Colliding with Destiny and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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