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When Life Comes Undone by T. J. Addington: A Book Review
  • by Roxana Rogers
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  • May 04, 2017
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“The landscape of our lives may change forever, but God never changes” (22).

Do you need your faith to be increased right now? Then you need to read this book: a message designed to give people hope, to help people understand what it means to “fix their eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-3). This is a message designed to help Christians face the hard times of life, when the tragedies of life come, as they will for all of us (James 1:2-4). How do we find joy, when pain comes from—for example—a child’s death, a failed marriage, disease, painful issues with your children or [you insert your own scenario]? It happens to all of us, at one time or another. The honesty about the lessons learned during the author’s own tragedy is our blessing.

T.J. writes that “Jesus likes to touch our lives in ways we need and when we need it. He does so in ways that remind of His love and presence.” When Life Comes Undone takes a good look at what it means to live with pain of all types and it shows how those moments are “unlikely gifts that forge deeper faith and a closer relationship with our God.”

It is a book of hope when life looks hopeless. It reveals how we come to understand that peace is not found in our own strengths, but in the person of Jesus Christ. Right from the beginning, the introduction caught my attention: “One day life is normal, and the next day our lives are thrown into confusion and chaos . . . Pain, fear, and uncertainty have taken over. It is hard to even grasp this new reality as our minds and hearts shout, ‘this cannot be!’”

Chapter one is titled “Life Undone: When Life Changes Forever.” Many people tend to ask, “Why me, why has this happened to me?” His answer: “Why would it not happened to you?” Then he describes a divine perspective, comparing the suffering of Jesus and how His suffering leads to our peace! That’s when I began crying.

Has your life come undone lately? Are you suffering with pain and asking God, “Why me”? Or are you asking, “Why not me?”

Are you ready to learn about the character of our Creator and how to draw closer, become stronger? Are you ready to see that peace is found in the person of Jesus Christ and this peace is freely available to you? Right now! Just where you are! Just as you are? Then get this book! It’s getting hard to find, but it’s still available online kindle at Amazon—plus I have three copies if someone would like to borrow them. I loved this book!

• Our peace is not found in our positive thinking, our ability to control our situation, or even in our knowledge that our situation will go away and our pain will be be removed. No, it is found in the person of Jesus Christ (21)

• Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds (James 1:2-4)

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Heb 12:1-3)

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