Wow yesterday was a super crazy day and I apologize for not posting. I’ve had so many things going on lately and yesterday just zipped past me and then at 2 am I realized I hadn’t posted yet, so I know this is late and I’m sorry but I will still blog about this incredible book.
The Spirit Well is such an incredible book. Stephen Lawhead has out done himself again. I have loved reading his books, especially the series about Robin Hood. I love anything to do with Robin Hood and his books were just awesome!!! The Spirit Well is the 3rd book in this series and if this is the first one you are reading out of the series you should so get the two books before it and read it ASAP!!!
This book has so many twists and turns that you just have to keep reading and you never want to put it down. I think that right there is what makes a great book and author.
I also love the fact that they have a character named Tess. I’m pretty biased on that name :p
One of the parts I loved was when Anen said that,” There is room for all to be worshiped. There is room in Egypt for everyone, and each is free to follow the decrees of his own heart.”
The priest smiled sadly. “But it is not so with these people. Their god El makes many demands, and on of these is that there must be no other gods worshiped by those who call on His name.
America has become a place that you can worship any god you want. Not many people realize that there is only the One True God that you should worship because they have been fed the lie that you can serve any god you want. This should not be! Our country was founded on Godly principals, not gods.
One of the quotes I love out of this book is from the characater Schecter. “Prayer is our greatest and most salutary weapon in the eternal battle. No less than gravity, prayer is one of the elemental forces that moves the world. We underestimate it at our peril.” Prayer is how we communicate with our Lord. If we do not pray that how will we talk with Him? If you are only doing it on Sundays that is not much of a relationship. Prayer is something you can do aloud or quietly. If you had a best friend and the only time you talked to them was once a week you would not be able to get much out of that friendship. The Lord wants to daily talk with you and have a relationship with you, not only a friendship.
Another quote I love is when Tess said to Cass, ” Anyone who tells you he knows the mind of God is selling something.” No one knows the mind of God which is so great because He knows so much more than us and if we did know everything He knew then what would be the point of faith? I have faith that God has the answers to my questions and if He wants to tell me the answers that would be awesome but if not then I will try and be content with what I do know. Like it says in Deuteronomy 29:29 “The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” And also in Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
Go out and buy this book pronto!!! Its a great read.
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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