Monday, January 11, 2016
BOOK REVIEW- AFTER THE FIRE
Firefighter Micah Freeman is the pillar of faith at fire station #9. He's the one everyone turns to in their hour of need. A man of steel in every regard, but even steel has a breaking point.
When a tragedy strikes close to home, Micah's faith is challenged far beyond anything he has ever encountered. Truly relying on God for strength, Micah must find a way to put the pieces back together and find the peace he once had. AMAZON 4 Stars is what I'm rating it.
A tear jerker. Even though there are tears and sadness there is also a stretching out to hang onto faith in God's goodness through some really tough things. That even though Micah is a man of faith and has helped others, he is hit with something that shocks him and shakes his solid foundation. He's sad, heartbroken and kind of angry at God. His wife is even angrier and for awhile isolates herself from everyone including Micah. Some of the feelings that they go through along with other issues, I felt were pretty realistic. Even other people judging him for being angry at God. Other Christians often tend to do that, not understanding that he struggled with the "Why? He wasn't totally walking away from God, he was trying to find his way back to his center and what he believed.
There was another part to the story with a little boy named, William which was a surprise but woven well into the story. William's story brought twists and turns with it too. There were also really good, strong, secondary characters in the story too.
There were several interesting, thought provoking God thoughts in this book. I liked how Micah explained about the funnel. That you focused on God, and then you funnel everything in life through Him. What an interesting but easy to understand way to explain it. Also there was a different approach to Philippians 4:8 that was something I had never thought of before.
"We're not perfect, but we have something that other's don't..... hope." What a great way to explain those who have accepted Jesus.
There is a preview of another book called, "The Perfect Cast," at the end of this book.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.