August 13, 2017

Seven Mile Miracle (A Book Review)

This book is amazing! It kept my attention from the beginning of the introduction page to the very last page of the book. Steven Furtick writes about the last seven statements from Jesus as He hung on the cross.
1. A word of forgiveness: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
(Luke 23:34)

2. A word of salvation: "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."
(Luke 23:43)

3. A word of relationship: "Woman, here is your son.....Here is your mother."
(John 19:26-27)

4. A word of abandonment: "
My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"
(Matthew 27:46)

5. A word of distress: "
I am thirsty."
(John 19:28)

6. A word of triumph: "
It is finished!"
(John 19:30)

7. A word of reunion: "
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."
(Luke 23:46)

Pastor Furtick writes in a way that gives us hope! He reminds us of how much Jesus loves us and how we should be living our lives in honor of Him! He also reminds us that "what happened on the cross cannot be undone." Jesus died for us to make a way for us to spend eternity in heaven with our Father! All we have to do is repent and receive God's forgiveness, then live our lives following the ways of Jesus!

Seven Mile Miracle is a book that I have not shelved. I plan to read this book again, and I know that I will be referencing back to it during some of my Bible Studies. 

One of the key things in this book that stood out in my mind, and continues to be on my heart is this question that Pastor Furtick writes in the beginning of the book. "If you were Jesus and you were looking down at the Jewish leaders and their supporters whose schemes had put you there, as well as the soldiers who had actually carried out the criminal deed, what would you want to say? Pastor Furtick states that he won't tell us what he would say, because it's unprintable. I expect most of our responses would be really close to Pastor Furticks. But Jesus's actual words were, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." That, my friend, is deep love! That, is the love of Jesus!

This book made me realize how we all need MOG! (More of God). And the only way to get MOG, is to follow Jesus! Steven Furtick does an amazing job of explaining Jesus's Seven Last Statements from the cross. Reading this book has reminded me even more of just how much Jesus loves us! Pastor Furtick writes in ways that bring Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection alive in ways that I have never thought of before.

This book is a must read for everyone! From the brand new believer to the seasoned Christian. It is a powerful reminder that we are all followers of Jesus, and He is our only way to the Father!

I love the questions at the end of each chapter that allow you to dig deeper into your own heart, as well as journal your thoughts and feelings. This book is packed with awesome teachings and so many A-Ha moments!

You can order your copy here!

I give this book 5 stars!

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. This is my honest review and opinion.