Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wrestling with an angel

I read an amazing book last night, God knew I needed it. I had breakfast with my friend Julie yesterday and she mentioned a book called "Wrestling with an Angel" by Greg Lucas. She talked about a part in the book where Greg and his wife had made the decision to place their son with disabilities in an out of home placement. I knew I wanted to read this book, and sooner rather than later.

I stopped at the library on the way home from breakfast. In the parking lot, I remembered that I had forgotten my purse (thanks for breakfast Julie!). So I went home. I looked the book up on the Hennepin County Library system and of course they didn't carry it because it is a Christian book. I found Greg Lucas's blog (which is now on my blog scrolls to the right) and found the book. I also realized that it was available as an E book and Michael has a Kindle which I have never used.

I purchased it right away. Wow, Kindles are really nice when you want to read a book right now. What I found strange, is that not holding the book in my hand or seeing it, I had no idea how long it truly was. I finished it last night, so it is not super long, but it was just right. The book was very powerful and was exactly what my heart needed. God's timing is good.

In this book, Greg's faith is powerful, and there were so many points he made that are things Michael and I have been saying for years. One point, was that in Akila, God reveals our own weaknesses daily. And through the challenges we have with her, it keeps bringing us back to the cross and our utter dependence on Him. It is a phenomenal book and one I highly recommend. You can get it through Amazon on the link to the right and top of my blog, or through the link on Greg's blog of course.

I also found a short five minute video about their experience. Their son is adopted, and had seizures as an infant. He has several diagnoses, but they are not totally sure what he has- Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Autism are the ones used the most. Thank you Jesus, for revealing this book to me at the right time. Your timing is perfect as always.

Here is the video:

Wrestling With An Angel from Brian Patton on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does your library discriminate against Christian books?