Starting over, a new opportunity, a new chapter in life. Where is God when we face a transition, something new that we aren’t prepared for? Is He able to help us? Even if we know God is with us and will help us, we can get afraid and concerned when a new chapter in life opens. In Beginnings, Steve Wiens looks at what the Bible says about starting something new.
Using the creation story in Genesis, Wiens shows how God brings light and order into the chaos that can accompany big changes in our lives. God does not want us to stay the same, He wants us to grow, mature, and live in a way that leaves something good behind.
Wiens writes that it won’t always be easy, pain and sadness will be there in the process. This pain helps us see things that are holding us back and then to shed those things.
This book is well written, easy to understand, and enjoyable to read. He shares stories from his life and those of his friends to show how others went through beginnings. Though this is a serious topic and book, Wiens uses humor to keep it from being dry.
What interested me about reading this book in the first place is that I’m at this point; there are changes that our business has to go though, and I wanted to see what the book said. He comments that we will probably be able to see what day we are on as we read. I could see several days that fit together and and matched what I was looking at.
I received a free copy of Beginnings from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for this review.