Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Review: Joe Coffey and Bob Bevington - Red Like Blood

It is hard to describe this book. The closest I can come is to say it is a confession. The authors, Joe and Bob are friends. A summary of the book would be - Joe is a pastor and Bob is a former adulterer. That may sound a little crass, but this book is not roses and puppies. It is real life. Neither author wears a mask. They spill everything both good and bad. That is what makes this book, not only unique, but great. There is no sugar coating. What you see is what you get.

The stories they share are many times tragic, but tragedies are what drive us to the Father. Jesus said the sick, not the well, need a doctor. Here Joe and Bob show us that Jesus is still a healer of the sick.

I will admit that in some ways this book changed me. I can not say that about many books. It caused me to look deep inside and take inventory. Many places almost brought me to tears. I will let you read it to find which!

There are seasons in our lives when God decides to change our course. Sometimes it may be a death, a job change, etc. This book will comfort those who are in that position. Also those whose lives have been shaken by sin or tragedy will find refuge here. there is always a path back to the father.

Packed full of emotion and also a little humor, it is a book to not only be read, but to be savored.

I can not recommend this book too highly. It is well worth a read!

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from Shepherd Press and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

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