Does God really care about us and the minute details of our daily lives? Does he see us when we are hurt and betrayed by the ones who are supposed to love and care for us? Can he really bring providential purpose out of our deepest pain?
”A thousand times yes!” says Alistair Begg, the popular pastor and Bible teacher who recently released his latest book, The Hand Of God: Finding His Care In All Circumstances.
The Hand Of God is a book about the divine providence of God and the providential care that He extends to each of His people, through an in-depth exploration of the Old Testament story of Joseph. Alistair calls this story the Old Testament embodiment of the popular New Testament passage Romans 8:28, which says:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
The Hand Of God is a fabulous book that is full of life-changing biblical truths. The book is highly readable and relatable because the story of Joseph has something in it that speaks to each of us.
Here is a sampling of what you’ll find in this book (this excerpt is taken from a chapter called Lessons From The Dungeon):
Joseph was learning to live a God-focused life in the dungeon. Even in the darkness, he was able to see his life from a perspective bigger than his immediate surroundings…
Without a God-centered focus to life, everything is turned on its head. You will never know who you are, why you are here, or what you are supposed to be doing until first you gaze into the face of God as revealed in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you acknowledge Christ for who He is, then you will discover who you are.
If you’re looking for relevant, reverent and relatable Bible teaching from a contemporary pastor, you can’t go wrong with Alistair Begg. I highly recommend The Hand Of God to you!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.