One of my favorite stories Jesus tells is the Parable of the Waiting Father, better known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Dave and Jon Ferguson take my appreciation for that story to a new level in their book, Finding Your Way Back to God: 5 Awakenings in Your New Life.
For those who miss God or are missing out God, Finding Your Way Back to God is an invitation to discover or re-discover God’s presence at work in your life. The story of the prodigal son and his relationship with his father unfolds the 5 awakenings.
An Awakening to Longing: “There’s got to be more!”
An Awakening to Regret: “I wish I could start over.”
An Awakening to Help: “I can’t do this on my own.”
An Awakening to Love: “God loves me deeply after all.”
An Awakening to Life: “Now this is living!”
Amid the 5 awakenings is an invitation to prayer: God if you are real make yourself real to me.
What follows is not only an appreciation of Jesus’ story but of how people discovered God. Amazing! Inspiring! Encouraging! An incredible invitation to awaken to God’s presence and love for you.
The bedrock principle of the book is: God wants to be found even more than you want to find Him.
In addition to the stories and insights throughout the 16 chapters comes a 30 day wager at the end, for those curious about God and willing to invest time over 30 days to reflect on their life and how God might be present.
I give Finding Your Way Back to God 5 out of 5 stars. The book is a great reminder of God’s incredible searching love for people to be in relationship with Him. For those searching God the book opens a conversation, for those who know God already the book provides inspiration.
My thanks to Blogging for Books for a free copy to review. I wasn’t required to give a positive review, just an honest one.