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Last year I shared with you all a book review on the life of Hagar from Shadia Hrichi. I highly recommend that devotional and was excited to have the opportunity to review her newest book, “Legion: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me.”
I’m really enjoying this series that Ms Hrichi is bringing out, highlighting people in the Bible who are many time glossed over or forgotten. She does her research and the material she presents is Biblical, convicting, and encouraging.
This devotional is not all about Legion. In fact, one of the take-away points for me from this book was on establishing a Sabbath in your home. A day of rest. It’s something that I’ve been working through for a few years in my own life and she just renewed the desire to have that one day set aside for the Lord.
Legion was a man that the Lord met after a wild storm. His name is not given, but the word, Legion, refers to the devils that inhabited him. How the Lord rescued him! What an awesome and powerful testimony this man left the hillside with that day.
I highly recommend this series as a devotional that will change you! Ms Hrichi always brings it back to Scripture and that’s something I really like in a devotional. It’s find for author to “comment” on a passage but I want to know what the Scripture itself says. And the Points to Ponder that she asks us to fill out will help to fix in your mind exactly what the Scripture is saying and what the author is hoping for us to take away from her devotional.
Check out the rest of the reviews of her book through the links below and be sure to scroll to the end to enter the giveaway.
About the Book
Author: Shadia Hrichi
Genre: Bible Study
Release Date: Oct 8, 2019
How far will Jesus go to rescue one lost soul?
Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him had no one to help him–no one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. Climb into the boat with Jesus as He heads into enemy territory. Witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul.
Through this six-week, action-packed Bible study, you will experience God’s relentless love as you celebrate the impassioned Savior Who moved heaven and earth to rescue you.
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About the Author
“SHADIA HRICHI is a passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker who has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. She has received a master’s in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary as well as master’s in criminal justice from the State University of New York. In addition to LEGION, Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including HAGAR and Worthy of Love. Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, and other events. Her insightful, witty, yet vulnerable teaching style reveals a compassion for the hurting, love for Jesus, and uncompromising commitment to the truth of God’s Word. Visit shadiahrichi.com.
More from Shadia
If there is one universal truth, it is that every human heart longs for paradise. A perfect world without death, pain, or sorrow. A world at peace, where each of us is secure, treasured, and loved. But the reality is that the world as we know it will never deliver; it cannot. Scripture tells us that “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
As a result, you and I live in a broken world. A world that has been drifting off course ever since that slippery serpent enticed our first parents to reject God’s authority in that garden paradise so long ago. In that moment, they unwittingly handed over dominion of the earth to Satan on a silver platter. But this then begs the question. Why was God willing to risk rebellion in the Garden? And why would God allow His perfect creation to fall victim to the enemy’s schemes? And if God is good, why does He allow evil to exist?
Through this six-week study, you and I will explore the answers to these questions and more as we step into the fascinating story of the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him. To be honest, I don’t know why I am attracted to the hard stories in the Bible. The messy stories. I suspect it stems, in part, from my own broken past. I can relate much easier to the broken people. The ones who experienced times when they felt unseen, or unloved, or unwanted. At the same time, their stories captivate my heart because when God reveals what He is doing behind the seen, His power and glory are displayed in ways that make my spirit soar!
So I invite you to come with me as we climb into the boat with Jesus and head into enemy territory. We will witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul. Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man had no one to help him. No one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. As a result:
- A demoniac becomes a disciple.
- A house of demons becomes a dwelling for the Living God.
- The chained becomes a champion of good news.
You and I live in a world crying out for rescue. And just as Jesus was willing to cross the sea and rescue one man from the enemy’s chains, He crossed the heavens to rescue you and me from a fate even worse: eternal chains. But praise God that through His sacrifice for sin, Jesus conquered all the forces of evil and opened up the gates of paradise to all who embrace His mercy. So come with me. Let’s rediscover the God Who Rescues Me!
“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” —Colossians 1:13 NASB
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Robin’s Nest, January 21
Genesis 5020, January 22
Older & Smarter?, January 23
For the Love of Books, January 24
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 24
Texas Book-aholic, January 25
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 26
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Quiet Workings, January 27
Inklings and notions, January 28
Aryn the Libraryan 📚, January 29
Godly Book Reviews, January 29
Through the Lens of Scripture, January 30
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 31
Lights in a Dark World, February 1
D’S QUILTS AND BOOKS, February 1
Pause for Tales, February 2
Emily Yager, February 3
To celebrate her tour, Shadia is giving away the grand prize package of 1 book of Legion, 1 book of Hagar and a $50 gift certificate to two winners each!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.