Monday, July 29, 2013

Angels in the Fire



Title:  Angels in the Fire
Author:  Dann Stadler
Pages:  224
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Bethany
                Choice:  The freedom to choose is a gift bestowed upon every human being created by God in His infinite wisdom with His equally infinite love.  Sometimes we make a wise choice and other times not so wise.  The consequence of both isn’t born by the one making the decision alone.  While it is true that we can see the consequences of our choosing quickly, other times we can’t begin to imagine the long term results that transpire.  Such is the true as well as inspiring story that begins with Dann & Tracy Stadler.
                I am sure no one except those with similar experiences can appreciate the pain and suffering they have gone through.  Their testimony is sure to reach into the hearts and minds of readers, challenging and encouraging everyone about the Lord.  The author does a wonderful job of giving the readers a glance into what their lives have been like since 1989.  Dann also shares the joys and sorrows, the pain and grief all enveloped with how their faith impacts their lives.  No one part of their life do they live without looking and trusting God.
                As I was reading each chapter, I could totally empathize in some ways how others were forever changed not only from the violent car crash, but also from the consequences thereof.  Not only do the physical, emotional and mental changes bring challenge to daily living, so also was their spiritual life ignited.  Without the grace of God they could have become embittered and walked away from Him.  When you read each page, you will see how choice or freewill can impact complete strangers.
                I do not doubt what is shared in the book at all even though many of their encounters with God and complete strangers I haven’t experienced.  I am not envious of them either.  If anything, I rejoice with them in the ways God has manifested Himself to them so uniquely at times.  Who alone would be able to do what He did?  No one!  One statistic Dann shares is that 75% of marriages break apart after such traumatic events, an astounding stat to be sure.  However, there are many ways the reader will be encouraged to seek the Lord whether life is stormy right now or calm.
                To read how God revealed Himself to complete strangers, used complete strangers and changed lives gives me goose bumps!  Their lives have not been easy and this side of heaven life will not be, but day by day walking by faith is something we all need to be reminded of especially in these times of turmoil.  I hope you take time to read about a couple who has shared what God has and is doing in their lives.
                My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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