4 out of 4 stars
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The Tears of Gethsemane, by Deborah Faulks, is a spiritual book. It's full of advice for Christians to enable them to overcome trials in the course of their ministry or fulfilling their purpose in life. According to the author, believers are exposed to temptations at one point or another, so that God's glory will be unveiled in their lives.
Deborah begins the book by discussing what happened in the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed to God, saying "Father, if you're willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done..." After praying, an angel from heaven strengthened him, and the Bible tells that his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Deborah defines the garden of Gethsemane as a time when a believer is at a crossroads. Using Jesus Christ as an example, she admonishes the children of God to continue in their ministry in spite of challenges, pointing out that no matter the trials and tribulations they may go through, God will always give them victory.
Comprising 147 pages, this spiritual manual is a quick read, and it's filled with words that will strengthen its readers, especially if they are experiencing tough times. It's light but deep. In an interesting manner, it highlights ways to overcome the oppressive force contending against one's mind and life's vision, just as Jesus did in the garden. In addition, at the end of some chapters, there are some relevant questions for readers to reflect on, which will enable them to evaluate their spiritual lives.
The Tears of Gethsemane shows how to pray effectively, using Jesus' prayer life as a model of prayer. Again, Deborah discusses the model of prayer Jesus gave to his disciples, which is the Lord's Prayer. In a fascinating way, she analyses the prayer, bringing out revelations from the words in it. Furthermore, she states that every Christian has been saved for service and encourages them to walk in their calling because God has called them to help others. If you don't like reading publications consisting of Scriptures, you can skip this one because it contains a good many of them.
In conclusion, this book is exhortative. It comprises a lot of helpful spiritual information. It was well edited; I found only a couple of errors. Therefore, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I couldn't rate it lower since I didn't see any significant flaw, and I recommend it to all Christians and any non-believer who is experiencing difficult times.
The Tears of Gethsemane
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