An Unexplainable Life {Book Review and Giveaway}

unexplainable-lifWe had just finished a lesson about creation when she appeared at my side. With glistening brown eyes and a head full of curly hair, she looked at me with her small frame and said, “Where did God come from?”

Excited about her curiosity I said, “Well, sweetie, He’s God. No one created Him. He never had a beginning and He will never have an ending.”

“But I don’t get it,” she responded. “Where did He come from?”

I tried to answer her again, but nothing I said seemed to satisfy her.

“I just don’t get it,” she proclaimed.

The truth is, I don’t’ get it either. But, here’s what I know: with God anything is possible. His wisdom is infinite and his power is unlimited; therefore, somethings will always be “unexplainable.”

I want a life like that. A life that’s lived in the power of God; and therefore, is unexplainable. But sometimes (okay, most of the time) this seems like a goal I’ll never reach. When I wake up in the morning and see toys scattered across the floor, clothes still waiting to be put away and a kitchen floor that bares the crumbs from yesterday’s dinner, I wonder how I will ever live a life for God that is unexplainable.

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a copy of Erika Wiggenhorn’s Bible study, An Unexplainable Life. In the middle of my mess, this study spoke a message to my heart that made me believe it is possible to live an unexplainable life – even in the midst of laundry piles and dirty kitchen floors.

An Unexplainable Life takes readers on a ten-week journey through the first twelve chapters in the book of Acts. Warmly written and powerfully engaging this book isn’t your typical study. It will take you from being a sideline observer to an on the field player in the book of Acts.

Each week, Wiggenhorn presents a portion of scripture, along with just enough thought-provoking questions and prayer prompts to make each week’s study uniquely applicable and powerfully transforming.

Wiggenhorn says, “The purpose of this study is not simply to reiterate a message…Our purpose here is to reignite a movement of the power of the Holy Spirit in each of us individually and in our churches collectively.”

Whether you are looking for an individual study, small group or a church bible study, An Unexplainable Life is applicable for women in all stages of life.

To win a copy of An Unexplainable Life, leave a comment below telling why you think it’s difficult for Christians to live an unexplainable life. If you are running short on time just say, “please enter me.”  (Open to US residents only.)

Winner will be announced Monday, October 3, 2016

CONGRATULATONS, VALERIE! YOU ARE THE WINNER!

10 thoughts on “An Unexplainable Life {Book Review and Giveaway}

  1. So many bad things going on and we tend to fall into a trap, we try to stand for what we believe and others come down on us and cause others to question our thoughts and ways. It is hard to stand our ground when so many people are out to try to hurt (physically, verbally, mentally and emotionally) us at every turn.

  2. Denise says:

    Sometimes I think we try to control events, people, and our lives when in reality we have no control. God is in control and if you let him live in you and you completely surrender, then and only then, can you have an unexplainable life.

  3. Jennifer H says:

    It seems to be with me that I let others get to me. I don’t, well, I didn’t want to be the one who wasn’t “cool”. I am not one who would usually open up or say something back. I hear so much from others and I think that their negativity seems to make it hard for others to live the life that we should be living. I think that until we stand up and tell others how we feel about their words and actions, we will never be able to fully live the way we may want.

  4. Hi Leigh Ellen,
    I’m your neighbor at Coffee for your Heart today. Oh I love those curious comments of the little one you encountered and her thirst to know God! So much of this life of faith doesn’t make sense but sometimes we just have to be at peace with the mystery. That book you described sounds good since I love the story of Acts as it traces the steps of the first church! Enjoyed my visit here today!

  5. We want answers – black and white – we want to understand. I know I’ve experienced the unexplainable in my life and wanted so badly to understand why a friendship didn’t last, why God allowed pain, why expectations aren’t met. I think the answer is simply He is God and we are not, and from this side of heaven we just believe He knows best. Lisa Terkquerst says in her new book, Uninvited, that we need to believe that God is good, that God is good to us, and that God is good at being God. That sums it up for me!

  6. God made us thirsty. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just that we sometimes forget that He is God and there are things that are just not for us to know. In the same way that parent can’t explain everything to a child (for many reasons including maturity), I think we can’t know everything about God.

  7. I kind of love the mystery of God… and that sounds like a great book! I live in Canada but I think it’s super that you’re doing a Giveaway! Stopping by from #ThoughtProvokingThursday 🙂

  8. I go back & forth with being completely comfortable with God’s ways being unexplainable and then in the next moment I desperately want to understand and know His plan in detail! When this happens I just go back to trying to rest in His grace and surrender.

  9. Lori Schumaker of Seaching for Moments says:

    Leigh,
    I have this study to review as well! I haven’t had the chance to dig in yet, but hope to soon! Thanks so much, friend, for sharing this at #MomentsofHope!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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