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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MOSES - Steps to a Life of Faith by Bob Saffrin

Moses - Steps to a Life of Faith by Bob SaffrinPublisher:  Village Media
Release Date:  November 2011
Pages:  184

About the book:  This book traces some of the significant events of Moses' life, showing how God used an ordinary man and shaped the events of his life to bring him to the place where he could be mightily used to accomplish God's purposes. This book is about how God built faith into a man. God is a dreamer. One day he had a dream, and he thought to himself, "Who will I get to fulfill this dream?" Then he made you. He created you to fulfill a dream. You are made for a purpose. This book is about knowing God's dream for your life and believing him to accomplish it in you. This book could be the most exciting thing that's ever happened to you. To enter into God's plan for your life is to become the person he made you to be, and to finally find the fulfillment and joy that you have been seeking your whole life.

Wanda's Review:    Taken from the book - First we have to know him. We have to have the revelation of who God is, how he feels about us, and what kind of relationship he wants with us. We have to know how much he loves us, what he has given up so that we might live, and how he is committed to taking care of us.

This is the detailed story of Moses, perhaps one of the greatest leaders of all time. Moses placed his complete trust and life into the hands of God and because of his deep faith was able to accomplish great things. We are told that if we live our lives with faith, God will bless us and enrich us in unexpected ways.

Outlined in the book are five characteristics of genuine faith.

1. Faith requires God to reveal himself - he wants to be known by you and then he will reveal himself.
2. Faith sees - those who have faith see what others do not see.
3. Faith is action - through faith you will start to take steps towards God's plan for you.
4. Faith is courage - having faith melts away fear.
5. Faith is risk - as your growing faith melts away fear you take a leap into the unknown.

A very well written book with inspirational scripture that requires some deep thought. A great book to keep on the shelf and read from time to time. My rating is 4 stars.

About the Author:  Bob Saffrin lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Barb, his wife of 45 years and their beagle Rocky. Bob and Barb have two children and four grandchildren. Bob loves the outdoors and has been on many backpacking trips in the rugged Boundary Waters area of Minnesota including winter camping. In his 20s, Bob began a fascination with the Bible. After reading the New Testament several times and convinced that God had died on the cross to save him, Bob asked Jesus into his life and began a wonderful lifelong relationship. His fascination with the Bible became a love for God and for his word. Bob has been teaching and preaching for over 35 years.