Named By God By Kasey Van Norman
About the Book (from tyndale.com):
In many ways, Kasey Van Norman has suffered more heartbreak than one woman can bear. Growing up, she endured her parents’ divorce, date rape, and years of addiction to sex, cutting, and eating disorders. As an adult, Kasey has endured a painful miscarriage; the heartbreak (and restoration) of infidelity; a cancer diagnosis; rejection by her friends, church, and community; and her mother’s death from cancer. But at the end of this twisting path of sorrow, Kasey walked out of the wilderness and into a place of God’s merciful and miraculous healing and redemption. In Named by God, Kasey shares her story of God’s infinite grace and compassion so that othersmight learn from her experience as they encounter a depth of Jesus like never before!
Apparently I need to start reading book descriptions better, because I thought this was going to be more of an autobiography than it is. Don’t get me wrong, Kasey does talk a bit about her past and her life experiences but this book is so much more than just an autobiography. This book is all about who we are in Christ, what he has done for us and what our response should be. Kasey has gone through plenty in her life and she has a great ability to draw on these experiences and find God in them, even if she didn’t see his hand in things as they were happening. This book is a huge encouragement and really challenges the reader to look at their life and live it for all that it should be. In Kasey’s words, she wrote this book “so that you might see for yourself what authentic transformation and abundant living look like – that you will no longer wade complacently in the shallow end with your Savior, but that you will jump wholeheartedly into the deep end with your Lord.” It was a great book to read, but beware, it’s not a book that you can just breeze through. To get the most out of this book, the reader needs to take time to really take in the wisdom in each chapter. Apparently there is a video Bible study and guide that you can get to accompany this book, I think this book would make an amazing story; I’d love to hear more of Kasey’s heart!
To learn more about Kasey and her ministry, check out her website www.kaseyvannorman.com
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Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.