Friday, August 10, 2012

{Blog Tour} God Knows Your Name by Catherine Campbell

Under the Rainbow Book

I am not a huge fan of non-fiction books, but I love biographies. I love seeing how God works in others lives. I love reading about how people survive and thrive. I love having a peak into others adventures.

Many of us have felt rejected at times. We may have felt that God did not know who we were - that we were insignificant. We may have felt hopeless or unloved or even worthless. Catherine Campbell has written a fantastic book to help us remember that God knows exactly who we are and cares immensely for us.

In God Knows Your Name Mrs. Campbell takes a Bible story and fictionalizes it. She adds the emotion and details about living in that time period. She weaves fact and fiction together in a seemingly effortless manner that helps the reader see what it might have been like to be that Bible character. For example, one Bible story that she shares in the chapter on "Helpless" is the woman in the Bible who bled for 12 years. Mrs. Campbell took the verses in Mark (5:21-34) and crafted a short story that gives a glimpse into what life may have been like for this poor woman prior to meeting Jesus and being healed.

Each chapter focuses on an emotion that we may sometimes feel in our lives such as "hopeless" or "loveless." After the Biblical account is shared, Mrs. Campbell then shares something I enjoyed even more...a true story that shows how the Bible is still true today.

Catherine Campbell has written a really interesting and unique book. Once I picked it up, I had a very hard time putting it down. I found it compelling and thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.


Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book through the Kregel Publications Blog Tour program. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions stated above are mine alone. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lisa-Anne for reading my book 'God Knows Your Name' even though you say you are not a huge fan of non-fiction. Like you, I too love seeing how God works in the lives of others. I choose to look at stories from the Bible and from today to help the reader realize that the God of the Bible still cares and changes lives today. Thank you for your positive review and link to my webpage. Blessings, Catherine


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