I call this book special, because David Baker captures the essence of our daily walk. He honestly explores our feelings of frustration, anger, fear of failure and bad decisions with the joy of understanding fully how our life in Christ is one of completeness, joy and usefulness despite our human frailties. I usually don’t even use devotional guides, but I found myself wanting to book mark every page in this one! The honest truth about living the Christian life is breath-taking!
The writing style is as straight forward and simple as the layout of the book itself. I honestly think I will carry my copy with me for quite some time just to have it within easy reach! As I was discovering this book, I emailed David Baker and asked him to share his inspiration for this book and the experience that allowed him to come to the truths so powerfully displayed in this new work.
“I had been raised in a very conservative Christian background in which my ideas of God were performance based. I struggled for decades to please God through obedience to His Word and deluded myself into imagining that I actually was keeping the code well. Then I failed in ways I had not expected were possible which led me into a wilderness of desperation. There I was thrown a few life-lines to this odd thing called 'grace' which, at first, seemed just too good to be true. Could God really love me AS I AM and not as I should be? When I heard the answer, 'Yes!' everything changed.
I offer this little book in hopes of inspiring others with the Good News that God loves them even with all their imperfections. My hope is that it will set people free to love God and to feel His love in ways they have never imagined.
Instead of cups of water, these might be better thought of as cups of tea...when writing them I needed to let each one steep in my soul. So as I hiked with my rather ugly bulldog, Maggie, I would let the Spirit soak them into me. I do hope readers will read them in the same way.”
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is thirsty to love and understand God in a way that is powerful and life-changing! This may be Mr. Baker’s first work of non-fiction, but I can truly say I hope it is the first of many! You can visit his site here to learn more about his work. This is an excellent book! Buy a copy to keep and several to share!If you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of this terrific book! Don't miss it!