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The Comeback by Louie Giglio

Wow!! As if "Waiting Here For You", didn't bless me enough, I open up this blessing of workmanship and am once again stirred to the cross.

"While we're waiting and trusting in the Lord for the plans and purposes of our lives and saying, "God, I trust in you," the task for us to do is to dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. This implies that we don't see all the purposes of God fully unfolded yet. That's okay, because most of God's plans are unseen to us anyway. In this journey of faith, our confidence comes from God's character, what's been revealed about him in the Bible. And our confidence also comes in trusting that God is working even when we don't understand or see what's happening around us. Hebrews 11:1 says our faith doesn't rest on what's seen, but what's unseen."

"You see, all our comebacks are swallowed up by this ultimate comeback. Because Jesus is alive again, we can come back from anything the world throws at us:

  • The deepest kind of sin
  • The devastation of crumbling relationships
  • The rejection of job loss and failure
  • The general disappointment of life
  • The pain of bereavement
  • The hammer of betrayal
  • Whatever, you name it
Jesus' ultimate comeback trumps all our comebacks, but it also makes it possible in a general sense for us to come back from anything, from anywhere, at any time. The secret is in how Jesus' resurrection life infuses our ordinary lives with the same kind of power."  

If that was all I read of this book it would be enough for me. This is one powerful dose of real!! I soaked up this book, underlined, and highlighted. I love how Louie is so transparent. He shares of himself here in these pages. He brings these black and white penned words to life by sharing scripture and story after story of Biblical people who have come back. He too shares of people today who have faced tragedy and have come back. It doesn't mean they didn't hit bottom. Doesn't mean they didn't make mistake after mistake. It surely doesn't mean they overcame in a moment's prayer, although praise Jesus, it can happen!! He brings to light that through Jesus EVERYTHING is possible and we can come back. Not of our own doing, but ALL because of Him.

These pages are great reminders for us. Each day we face battles and may we never forget that Jesus is right there in the midst of those battles fighting for us!!

"The big hope ahead is that when we're at a low, God offers us a hand up. He holds forth a better way of living, a way filled with freedom, strength, peace, and Jesus. Through fires and trials, God offers us a closer walk with him."

This is a book that will encourage and inspire. It certainly stirred my heart toward trusting Jesus more and more as I focus on Him and not the circumstance facing me. His grace is always bigger! This is a gem of a read that will give you a greater insight to the love of Christ and how He is forever there for us and with us every step of the way.

This book was a gift from Thomas Nelson for sharing my review with you. 

Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of Passion Conferences—a global movement of college-aged people living for the fame of Jesus Christ. A dynamic and effective communicator, Louie holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelley, reside in Atlanta. For more information about Passion City Church, visit passioncitychurch.com, and for more about Passion Conferences, visit www.268generation.com.

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