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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Red Sea Rules Review

The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times Description:

Just as Moses and the Israelites found themselves caught between "the devil and the deep Red Sea," so are we sometimes overwhelmed by life's problems. The Red Sea Rules reveals that even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations God promises to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems, or whatever challenges Satan places in our path.

Using the Israelites' story in Exodus 14 as an example, Robert Morgan offers ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comfortingly clear, He is in control.

My Review:

"As I worked through the chapter (Exodus 14), ten rules unfolded like rubber life rafts, then ways of handling dilemmas and discouragements--a divine protocol for handling life when we find ourselves caught between the devil and the deep Red Sea." ~Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan draws from the experiences of the Israelites as they approached and crossed the Red Sea to create 10 "rules" for facing difficulty and adversity.  He shares them with is us this deceptively short book.  What it lacks in wordiness it more than makes up for in real life stories and practical, biblical principles.

Each "rule" redirects our focus from the situation we are in, to God's calling, purpose for us, and His nature.  With "rules" such as be more concerned for God's glory than for your relief and view your current crisis as a faith builder for the future it is hard to argue with them.  Morgan admits that it may be difficult to live the "rules" in the midst of your situation, as it was difficult for him as well, but doing so will not only help you, but it will draw you closer to our Father.

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