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September 29, 2016

Jesus and the Beanstalk {Lori Stanley Roeleveld}

jesus and the beanstalk lori stanley roeleveld
We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?

Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith: 
- Faith
- Goodness
- Knowledge
- Self-control
- Perseverance
- Godliness
- Affection for others
- Love 

In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.

My Thoughts:
This book has such great potential – taking 2 Peter to walk through those fears that hold us back in life. Overcoming those fears and hard times is a subject everyone can relate to. Unfortunately, this book just did not “do it” for me. I felt the stories rambled a bit and I had a hard time focusing on the actual topic being discussed. The writing style did not fit my interest, and I just never felt I could relate to this book.

I hate giving bad reviews, but I just did not find this book to be something I can recommend.

Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. Her new book, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) is available wherever fine books are sold. Jesus lover. Blogger. Wife. Mother. Part-time dragon slayer. Not available for children's parties. You’ll find Lori at her website or on her front porch writing.