Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World is undeniably one of the most timely books for those who claim to be Christ followers in these days of economic and political chaos and uncertainty! Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor, radio Bible teacher and best selling author of numerous books including the New York Times best-seller What In the World is Going On? answers questions about how to survive these stormy times with a calm spirit, trusting in a righteous yet loving and merciful God who created the universe and promises, in the full counsel of His Word, to “work all things together for good to those who love the Lord, who are called according to His purpose”.
With unemployment rates tenuous, at best; with tension in the Middle East rising and the direct effects on our own shores; teetering our economic perils; with catastrophic events occurring more frequently in the form of fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. people are living on the edge, desperately seeking answers to seemingly impossible questions. How did we get in this mess in the first place? Can we get out of it and, if so, how so? Is God still there and does He really care about us as a nation, about me as an individual? How can we find rest for our weary souls?
In a constructive and thematic way, Jeremiah first identifies the signs of our times, followed by ten strategies to help us confidently learn how to live victoriously in spite of external circumstances and naturally following internal responses that often perpetuate alarm and anxiety. By learning to “stay calm, compassionate, constructive, challenged, connected, centered, confident, consistent, committed and convinced” we become more than conquerors through Christ. This book is filled with priceless pearls of wisdom from Biblical writers like Paul, Peter, John, James, even Jesus Himself to modern day authors including Philip Yancey, Stephen Ambrose, Charles Spurgeon, Eugene Peterson, John Ortberg and many others. Dr. Jeremiah has an imposing way of combining facts and statistics with stories from his life and from others whose have shared their personal testimonies.
This truly is a book I will read again, not only for further understanding, but also for the reminder of God’s personal interest in and impact on the state of our world as we know it today, and the promises of his omniscient presence in the routine of my life, which comforts me in these uncertain, and perhaps frightening, times. Jeremiah writes in a simplistic yet commanding way that speaks truth tempered with hope! I encourage everyone to read this book and share it with others ”for such a time as this”!
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