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Jennifer Miskov: Walking on Water

Miskov tells us that in each storm we face God has the opportunity to do the impossible (page 42). One particularly significant insight that she shares is that the disciples did not recognized Jesus on the water because He was out of context and their circumstances hindered them from recognizing Him (page 44). We too can at times have the same problem.

The author tells us that focus is important. She points out that as long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he could do the impossible; he was able to walk on water (page 72). She stresses the importance of focus on the very next page, she writes “What we focus on shapes our lives and determines who we will become” (page 73).” Miskov believes that there is an assault on this generation that is designed to disturb our focus through distractions (page 87).

Though the author is a scholar, it is clear from the book that she is also a ministry practitioner. We know this because she shares pieces of her own story which include the questions, challenges, doubts, and joys of stepping out in faith. One very memorable story she shares concerns her trip to England for a wedding. You will have to read that for yourself!

Faith in the Lord is important. However, another truth that comes out of this book is the importance of being connected to brothers and sisters in Christ; Miskov tells us that we cannot reach the fullness of our destinies alone; we need other believers (pages 142, 153). The text contains a number of examples that demonstrate this truth.

Walking on Water urges believers forward on to a life of courageous faith. While the book is written by someone with high academic credentials, it is easy to read. You may very well see yourself in this book as you identify with the challenges, struggles, questions, doubts, and choices that she writes about. Miskov will challenge you and encourage you. Here is a wealth of scriptural insights and practical wisdom that will surely benefit other believers who are traveling on the road of faith.

Reviewed by John Lathrop

 

Publisher’s page: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/walking-on-water/385770

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Category: Fall 2017, Living the Faith

About the Author: John P. Lathrop is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies. He has written for a number of publications and is the author of four books Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Then and Now (Xulon Press, 2008), The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (J. Timothy King, 2010), Answer the Prayer of Jesus: A Call for Biblical Unity (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and Dreams & Visions: Divine Interventions in Human Experience (J. Timothy King, 2012). He also served as co-editor of the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Amazon Author page. Facebook

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