Weatherford Democrat


January 23, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 23, 2013

Real life, real miracles

Dear Editor,

I would like to recommend a book, “Real Life, Real Miracles,” by Jim Garlow and Keith Wall. Christians who believe in a living God who actively works in the lives of his children, or even those who do not or those children who are not yet looking for Him will like James L Garlow’s and Keith Wall’s newest book on miracles.

The book contains real life accounts of miraculous intervention, providences and coincidences, that could only have been choreographed by a loving God.

The Bible declares, “Thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors.” Psalm 119:24.

Judeo-Christian religion is a faith built on the stories, anecdotes, tellings and written and oral renditions of God’s involvement in the lives of individual Christians. The Bible is full of these testimonies of God’s power, strength, love, and timing as He helps humans at or before their times of crisis.

The word “gospel” means “good news.” In a world filled with “bad news,” those who believe in God must “incline their ears to God’s testimonies.” Proverbs 22:17. This means that those who trust in God must seek to hear about His power, His truth, and His love. However, believers are warned to discern. Not all supernatural events are from God. Indeed, not all miracles, testimonies, and coincidences are from God. Deuteronomy 18:22, Deuteronomy 13:1.

Often, books on miracles don’t discern between supernatural events performed by God and those performed by other spiritual agencies. Fortunately, the real-life testimonies in this 272-page volume all praise the Biblical God. Account after account were carefully chosen. In fact, many of the benefits of these miracles turned to God after receiving their healing or miraculous rescue, some even turning to some kind of ministry.

You can read my son Tim`s story in chapter 24 of “Real Life, Real Miracles.” Now some might doubt, like Thomas did, so I will make available to any nay sayers 40 pages of medical proof that what happened to Tim was and still is a miracle from God. If you choose not to buy the book, you can Google “Real Life, Real Miracles” Tim Nowak and read chapter 24 titled “Nothing Too Difficult.” Just thinking about what God did for Tim, over 10 years ago, still brings a tear to my eyes.

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