Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review for: The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews...

The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews, reads like a story form of Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” It's one story stretched out into individual accounts of four different people whose lives were woven into each other’s. Each speaks of a piece of God’s perfect plan and is interconnected. It's a beautiful and simple expression of how we are born for a reason. I LOVE the story, the creative layout, and the illustrations, done by Philip Hurst. Perfectly done. The art is gently colourful, detailed, and sweet. Each painting brings out the story into a wonderful tapestry, a visual expression of God’s goodness, blessing, and character.

I highly recommend this story to ALL age groups. Simple as it is, it spoke to my heart. As one of the characters , Mrs. McLoyd, said, “…little things can make a big difference. Everything we do matters. Every action you take, even small things, can change the world.” Sometimes we feel lost in the world; like our lives are nothing in the whole scheme of things, but if we look back we can see how simple people were used in amazing ways because God was orchestrating. He sees the bigger plan. Joseph in the Bible is a perfect example of this. He said, “What you have meant for evil, God intended for good.” We must trust and surrender and listen to the voice of Jesus. We must cling to Him in hope, believe that “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” We must be good stewards of each moment given to us, each life that passes our way, and each opportunity we have to speak hope, joy, and encouragement into another. We cannot possibly know what can come of it, but God knows.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I wasn't required to write a positive review. These opinions are my own.

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