This has been a notable reading week in our house. It started with this very unique, thoughtful perspective on the story of Isaac re-telling the moment he believed his father, Abraham would sacrifice him (Gen. 22). I think it’s one of the most difficult scriptures to understand, and this book does a beautiful job of not only explaining to to children, but adults also. In the book, Isaac is an elderly, blind grandfather looking back and sharing the story with his grandchildren. My mom stumbled across the book at the library.
After reading the book and how much we enjoyed it as a family, I knew we had to have a permanent copy. I assumed it would be easy to purchase online, but it was a bit more challenging than I thought to track down, but I did find some purchase options here. I know this will be a book we will pass around to friends and enjoy for years to come. Good find, mom!
The other book I’ve been devouring this week is: “Raising the Dead” Chauncey W. Crandall, MD. He will be a guest on our show next week and I wanted to thumb through it to prepare. To be honest, we have so many interviews on our show that I usually just skim through the books we receive. This one really grabbed my attention though, and has been a compelling read so far. Here is a excerpt from the Introduction:
“This is a story of a doctor, a skeptical scientist by nature, who came to believe in supernatural healing. It’s a story of how a Yale-trained physician and cardiologist learned about God’s heart-the way it’s beating gives life and sustains us even in the worst of times.”
It’s also a story of Dr. Crandall’s personal loss. His son passed away from Leukemia and the signs and miracles he shares through the loss is breath-taking and life changing. Two good books this week, thank you Lord!:)