Named by God, by Kasey Van Norman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I liked this Kasey Van Norman from the start, and not just because I happen to be very partial to wrist tattoos with attached meaning and she describes hers in the intro. This gal has spunk and isn’t afraid to show it, but she is also very sensitive and driven to help other Christians overcome their past.
Named by God is the inspiring story of how she overcame the hurts and mistakes of her past to step into the calling God has placed on her life. Read by the author, her passion over the conviction that we not let our present and future be shaped by the past, comes out in every word. She bares her soul and takes ownership of her decisions, and the consequences she’s paid for those decisions, while reminding us that the price Jesus paid is enough to cover our sins and give us a fresh start.
Understanding that Jesus paid it all is commonplace, but hearing how this played out in the author’s life and her advice on how to let Him redeem ours is what sets this book apart. Each chapter challenges you to look deeply into your heart, your motivations, your past, your present, and evaluate each area in light of God’s truth. It is an inspiring book, even more powerful because the author herself reads it.
You can find out more about the author at her website, where you'll also find a study guide and DVD's in case you'd like to use this in a group setting.
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