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After a breakthrough seizure, Mark tried to pull over the truck but ended up hitting an asphalt pile, flipping, and hitting an oak tree. This landed him in the hospital with several crushed vertebrae. During this time, he had time to himself and realized that he could not have made it if it were not for God's grace. Several days after his discharge, he was looking for a church in the new place he had relocated to, even when his wife did not want him to. He dedicated his life to serving God by participating in church activities and even reading the Bible. Not once but several times a day. Through God's work in Mark's life (even through a divorce), he decided to open up through this book and enlighten other people about God.
The Veil is Torn: We Can Once Again Come Close to God! by Mark A. Posner is a spiritual book that seeks to show the power of God and why people should be close to God. Additionally, the author goes further to explain what being close to God and receiving His love entails. In this book, Mark has highlighted the changes he has seen since he decided to let God lead his life as he prays to Him about everything. Some of these prayers are included in the book, including the Lord's Prayer and the Apostles' Creed. He points out several verses from the Bible, explaining each in detail, and reveals God's character through these scriptures. He mentions that none is righteous and that God is forgiving, and everyone should make an effort to draw near to One who is selfless and gave His son to die for our sins.
This book is short (only 65 pages), but the strongest positive aspect I can note is the heaviness of the content. Mark fulfilled what some longer books cannot accomplish. In his attempt to open up, he provided evidence to me that no one can raise any excuse as to why they do not want to be close to God. He insisted on some aspects, like building a personal relationship with God and being consistent like he has been with reading the Bible. At the end of each chapter, different verses are listed for further reading if the reader will. Mark's explanation of the extensive love of God is demonstrated in his own story.
However, as much as I found this book enlightening, there was one aspect I disliked, and I would additionally love to make some recommendations to improve the book. When Mark explained how he had to go through a divorce, he mentioned that the love of his life comforted him through it. He also mentioned going through a divorce care program before he mentioned anything about a divorce. I did not understand some other statements regarding this topic, and I think it would have been better if his story had been narrated in the first few chapters to fill some dents that occurred while reading the book. The arrangements of events could also be systematic, and if not, they should be clearly explained.
I rate The Veil is Torn: We Can Once Again Come Close to God! by Mark A. Posner 4 out of 5 stars. The editing is professional, as I only came across two errors. The author included several narrations of Bible stories, like the birth of Jesus, His life, and His death. Reading these stories, I felt like I was reading a new story narrated with purpose and meaning. This proved that the topic discussed by Mark will touch many and also change thousands of lives. The negative aspect mentioned and the recommendation made are solely to improve the quality of the book, and, as coming closer to God is the main topic, it has in no way been affected by this.
In conclusion, changing people's lives is a gift, and Mark has purposed to share it with the world. This is a bold step, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to draw closer to God and change their lives. This is, in turn, a way to experience the benefits of being closer to God and being at peace. This will also increase Christians' knowledge of God and Jesus Christ, making it a powerful resource for Christians. This book may, however, not be suitable for people with controversial beliefs concerning Christianity.
The Veil is Torn
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