Sunday, May 19, 2013

Book Review: These Are The Days of Elijah by R.T. Kendall

These are the Days of Elijah goes deep into the story of the Biblical prophet Elijah. He was a prophet who wanted to give up on his life because of oppression but God wouldn’t allow that to happen. God rejuvenated his soul and he continued taking steps forward at that point. It touches on many topics, such as satanic oppression and how we can say all kinds of things we wouldn’t have otherwise said if we weren’t going through that, being “God’s Troubler”, and even a little about praying postures. The Scriptures that it uses in relation to Elijah’s stories at the beginning of the chapters are explained thoroughly within the chapters.

I liked learning more about Elijah’s character through the pages of this book. I also liked learning about how he became exhausted and how his exhaustion caused him to act differently. God gave him rest and sent an angel into his life to give him something to eat and told him to get up. It was interesting to know that Elijah had a sense of humor and that God uses people that are hated frequently because they are usually not people pleasers. Also, it is important to not judge people who are going through satanic oppression because they might not always demonstrate the fruits of the spirit when they are going through that oppression, even if they are followers of Jesus.

This is the second book I remember reading about Elijah and it deepened my understanding of his character. It also definitely opened up my mind more to the specific steps that God gave him to follow, like he will also do for people today that want to follow His will for their lives.

I received this book free from Chosen Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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