A vintage Swindoll book. I have always appreciated the thorough Biblical scholarship and practical application of Chuck Swindoll in his speaking and writing. This is an inspirational re-telling of Abraham’s life with an emphasis on his faithful obedience to God throughout his long life in spite of his human frailties and tendencies which led him to attempt short-cutting God’s plans and purposes.
There are so many helpful insights in this book that to name them all would be impossible but one that stands out to me is Swindoll’s emphasis on Abraham (and Sarah) waiting on God to act and even speak for 13 years after his fathering of Ishmael. The value and purpose of such waiting to deepen faith and character is given strong emphasis.
I will return to this book and re-read the underlined passages and notes because this book has given many pauses for reflection.
I rate this book a “great” read.
Note: I was given a copy of this book from the publisher Tyndale House in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.