I found God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved by Beth Redman by chance really. It was listed on a website as a free download on Amazon Kindle that day. (I have a reader app on my phone.) After downloading it, I read the first few pages and just knew my friend needed to have this book too. I quickly sent her a text telling her to download it that day too. And so, we've been reading the book together! I like our informal, spontaneous, little book club.
Redman shares some really deep hurts she has experienced in her past and how she has finally found freedom from the pain. When she found how intimately God knows and cares for her, she was able to cling to him and be healed. The first section of the book is very sad and almost painful for the reader to relive with the author, but she takes you along her journey in an honest and powerful way and brings you to the Healer too.
The chapter titles may tell you a little more about how she lays out her book. I find the titles themselves very encouraging too:
1. God Knows My Name
2. God Knows My Past
3. God Shapes My Character
4. God Sees My Choices
5. God Has Not Forgotten Me
6. God Is My Helper
7. God Is My Defender
8. God Is My Restorer
My favorite section was "God Has Not Forgotten Me." She lays out scripture after scripture that just grabbed my heart and gave me hope. I'm not really going through much at the moment, but know I need to arm myself with these powerful words. I found most of them inspiring and felt a calling to go deeper in the Word and spend more time with the Lord. My soul is so thirsty.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Cor. 9:8)I did find another link where you can download the book if you are at all interested. Check it out.
"There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." (Rom 8:1-2)