Wednesday, December 10, 2008
To the One Who Conquers: 50 Daily Meditations on the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3 by Sam Storms
In 50 Daily Meditations on the Seven Letters of Revelation 2-3, Sam Storms has carefully researched and written a book relevant to today's Christian. He presents information logically, expounding more explicitly with each succeeding chapter. Thought-provoking questions lead the reader to a deeper understanding of Jesus' message to the seven churches and how it relates to the Church today, and more specifically, to every believer. Mr. Storms faithfully quotes multiple scripture passages to validate his assertions.
I cried out to God in prayer many times as I read this book and meditated on its teachings. Chapter 9 analyzes why God allows suffering and even death for His Name's sake. The best description I've ever read of what eternity will be like for a Christian is on page 97. I've read that one page many times and rejoiced.
Although I don't agree with all that the author writes, I can still recommend this book. As you read any book on the Bible, you should look up the references yourself. This book succeeds in its mission - getting the reader to ponder the Bible's teachings and ignites a desire to learn more about the messages Jesus imparted in the book of Revelation.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Crossway Books (August 31, 2008)