When I was given the opportunity to review the book These Are the Days of Elijah by R.T. Kendall, I was thinking this book would be primarily about prayer. Based on James 5:17-18 ( Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years) I just thought I could grow in my prayer life by reading this book. And I was right, but I was also wrong. These Are the Days of Elijah is a book chock-full of so much wisdom and insight, and gave me pause so often while reading it, that I must say I am very glad it isn't a book simply about prayer.
R.T. Kendall's work is a study of the life of Elijah, and many of his insights, as well as their application to our daily walk with the Lord, are profound. I really would love to throw a bunch of quotes your way, straight out of the book, but more than that I would really, really love for you to read this book! It's one that I know I will read again and again, and I'm expecting to learn new things about myself and my God each time I re-read it.
As a woman whose blog is aimed primarily at homeschooling mothers, I can say that this book is one that should be in the homeschoolers personal library. Facing fears about your ability to teach your children? Elijah's fears, and God's dealing with said fears, will encourage you. Nervous that God may not answer your prayers? Elijah's life provides us with ample proof that God does indeed answer prayer. Feel all alone, as if you're the only one going through whatever it is you're going through? Well, Elijah certainly felt that way and God gently corrected him and set him back on His course. Every battle depression or exhaustion? So did Elijah. It's a book for all Christians, but it's a book I highly recommend for homeschooling mothers.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 5...or maybe even a 6!!
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from Chosen Books. All opinions shared here are solely my own.
Lord bless you today!
Day 266 done :)
Jan L. Burt