Sunday, 11 December 2016
Victory Journey - Book Review
Christian & Self-Help book (2016)
Vickie Drake wrote about domestic violence. The book targets hurting people in abusive relationships. The author shared her painful experience. She learned to lean on God for her healing. She used a plain language that is easy to understand. Ms. Drake displayed some prayers she voiced to the Lord. The book’s message is that God heals broken hearts. He gives them hope again.
The author detailed the traumatic events she faced. Then she explained how she grew in her faith after experiencing God’s love. The book was interesting, but the author didn't say anything about her attitude. As her behaviour for instance. What did set her abusers off? Don’t get me wrong! I am not excusing what they did to her. But I expected to read about her self-examination.
The book was inspiring because it gives hope. Unfortunately, her view on divorce and remarriage is unorthodox. The author made an unusual interpretation of the Bible. I don’t believe that the Holy Spirit would lead any believer into divorce(s) and remarriage(s). The Bible allows the divorce when a spouse abandons the other. Or if the spouse practises sexual immorality (See 1 Corinthians 7:10-14, Matthew 19:5-10 and Romans 7:2-3).
The book grabbed my attention because I love reading life-changing testimonies. I enjoyed the meaningful conversations Vickie had with The Creator. The message of the book was uplifting. I was challenged in my faith to get closer to God and to listen carefully to the Holy Spirit. This book is accessible in hardcover, paperback, and electronic format but because of the biblical inexactitudes, I am not recommending it.