Living and Longing for the Lord

Living & Longing for the Lord: A Guide to 1-2 ThessaloniansLiving & Longing for the Lord: A Guide to 1-2 Thessalonians by Michael Whitworth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The Christian life can have as many heartbreaks as “Hallelujahs.” Circumstances confuse us. Sin frustrates us. The devil likes to inflict pain on God’s children. Wouldn’t it be great if we could go to heaven as soon as we become Christians and skip the confusion, frustration, and pain?

Sadly, it doesn’t work like that; we have to learn to overcome this world while awaiting the Second Coming. In 1–2 Thessalonians, we are equipped to do just that. “Living & Longing for the Lord” will guide you through Paul’s letters to Thessalonica in hopes of helping you become more like Jesus until he returns.”
This is the second book that I’ve read by the author, Michael Whitworth. The first being a commentary/ discussion on the Book of Daniel – “The Derision of Heaven”. In this book, Mr. Whitworth offers us another great commentary/discussion on the Biblical Books of 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians.

While his books are not what you think of when you think of as “traditional” commentaries, in my opinion, they are more a discussion of the Books. Discussions brought into the light of our right Christian living in the day and age we live in and why we should be living and longing for the Lord.

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About the Author: Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish Books and preaches in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several works, including two award-winning books, The Epic of God and The Derision of Heaven. He is an avid landscape photographer and blogs regularly at Start2Finish Blog, a reflection of his daily struggle to become more like Jesus.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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