I was a part of the launch team to read and review The Rescue by Jim Cymbala. I am embarrassed to admit that I had not heard of him or read his books before, especially when so many people mentioned to me that they read his previous books and really enjoyed them.
That being said, I had high expectations when I read The Rescue, and I was not disappointed. This is a book that contains seven stories from ordinary men and women who have literally hit rock bottom. They have sunk so low they feel no one cares about them or truly loves them–they have no HOPE. Some have contemplated suicide or have settled for a life of despair. Until they each found hope in JESUS.
When I started this book I found myself with my foot in “that place” a bit, questioning– does God hear me? Does He see me? Love me? Does He even know I’m here?? This book answered my questions with a loud YES!! Yes, he sees me and YOU. He loves us and cares about us. He has a plan and purpose for each of us, and He wants us living life to the fullest. If we allow Him to do HIS thing; allow His spirit to speak to us, we can see change, we can have hope when there seems to be none.
I am the mom of a very busy two-year old boy, and I work full-time and also take college classes, so my time is very limited. This book is perfect for busy lifestyles as it’s a small book, a very quick read, but it packs a powerful message of love, hope and encouragement.
If you are feeling like you have hit such a low that you can’t bounce back, or if you feel like God does not see you, please pick up a copy of this book. It is proof-positive that God is still moving and working. He does see you and he does care about YOU!!
I will definitely be checking out Pastor Cymbala’s previous books, as he has made a new fan out of me! Check out this link to learn more about Pastor Cymbala and The Rescue.
Let me know your thoughts about this book in the comments 🙂 Enjoy!