The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives
How differently would we live if we believed that every dimension of our lives---from the happy to the tragic to the mundane---were part of a beautiful and purposeful design in which no thread were wrongly woven? That's what best-selling author and internationally-known apologist, Ravi Zacharias, explores in The Grand Weaver. As Christians, we believe that great events such as a death or a birth are guided by the hand of God. Yet we drift into feeling that our daily lives are the product of our own efforts. This book brims with penetrating stories and insights that show us otherwise. From a chance encounter in a ticket line to a beloved father's final word before dying, from a random phone call to a line in a Scripture reading, every detail of life is woven into its perfect place. In The Grand Weaver, Dr. Zacharias examines our backgrounds, our disappointments, our triumphs, and our beliefs, and explains how they are all part of the intentional and perfect work of the Grand Weaver. Also available: unabridged audio CD.
Zacharias shows us how to see and experience God's hand in every situation
By Michael Dalton - August 23, 2007
Imagine each area of your life as a thread that God uses to fulfill the design he has in mind for you. "His design for your life pulls together every thread of your existence into a magnificent work of art. Every thread matters and has a specific purpose." Zacharias goes on to remind us that "God holds the threads; you hold the shuttle. Move it at God's behest, and watch the making of something spectacular."
That's the purpose of this book: to keep us moving from a threadbare existence to a tapestry that reflects the beauty and glory of God. Zacharias assures that this is God's ultimate end. "We will be `re-created,' and all the threads of our earthly life will come together for the design that we will experience in heaven. Every tribe, every language, every moment, every pain, every sorrow will come together in the consummate pattern of God's design."
In each chapter Zacharias unravels specific threads vital to every Christian: uniqueness, disappointments,... read more
Ravi as You've Never Read Him Before
By Crestviewer - July 16, 2007
This is Ravi Zacharias as you've never read him before. More approachable, more practical, and - potentially - more life-impacting. Never one to leave the mind unchallenged in his writing and teaching, Ravi also touches your heart in this wonderful book.
He still employs his powerful story-telling gift, he still pulls in quotes and insights from his wide breathe of knowledge, and he doesn't sacrifice intellectual honesty for improved readability. But there's a tenderness and a gentleness to it all . . . and insights and encouragements abound.
It's a delightful follow-up to his deeply personal memoir, "Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows." Whatever your stage of life--whether it's re-examining your "DNA," finding value in your disappointments, deciphering your calling, or considering your morality--Ravi has a word for you. You'd do well to listen.
By Keltic "skwick" - July 25, 2007
This book seemed a bit different from some of Ravi's others - more personal somehow. I appreciated his anecdotes, and how he based his words on Scripture. You come away encouraged, but also challenged to look for God's work in your life. Buy it!!
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