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Come What May, He’s Always God by Gladys Goldsby Ford is a set of 40 short devotional sermons that offer an abundance of wisdom to be read during personal Bible study. It’s loaded with scriptures and knowledgeable explanations of word meanings in the original Greek and Hebrew of the Bible and packs a lot of content for such a short book. For a seasoned devotional reader who wants something really substantial, each chapter is brief, but has great depth. Analytical studies of Bible sections such as the 40-year punishment of the children of Israel and the personal growth development of the Apostle Peter are balanced by humorous one-liners, catchy snippets or phrases that are easy to carry in the memory, and anecdotes of faulty, ridiculous, wise, admirable, or eccentric real people to serve as examples of what to do—and sometimes, what not to do!
Come What May, He’s Always God is half a serious devotional package and half an entertaining and witty ride into the Christian life. The abundance of verses quoted or referenced makes it really meaty, a Sunday morning sermon made private so the reader can learn at their own pace and absorb the nuggets of wisdom. Personal time with God is constantly stressed—waiting for Him, abiding in Him, being patient as He works in others, being careful of the words you say, and making sure your interpretations of life are rooted in Him and not in your own wishes or in fear of other people—and Gladys Goldsby Ford’s book is a great resource to add to that devotional time that is so important to the Christian walk. Along with real-life church anecdotes, a gritty set of medical details on the Crucifixion, and some inspiring testimonies, this little gem also offers some great insight into little-discussed Biblical characters such as Thomas. The dangers of unbelief and hard-heartedness and the trouble you cause to yourself and others if you defy God is the great takeaway I got from this book and made it a worthy read I’d recommend.
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