These 90 daily meditations by best-selling author Randy Alcorn offer insight and comfort to everyone who is struggling and overcoming tough times.
- Encouraging, Enlightening & Uplifting
90 Days of God’s Goodness by Randy Alcorn is a daily devotional that is subtitled “Daily Reflections That Shine Light on Personal Darkness” and it delivers in a big way.
Pastor Alcorn takes us through many of the various things that darkness tends to bring with it and wisely gives insight to the situation. The light pierces through the darkness as your heart is reminded of the wisdom of God in the crisis that sometimes creeps up in our lives.
In this 90 day devotional, you will no doubt find something that relates to your personal darkness. I hope that as you dwell on God’s goodness while listening to the personal application of each days study, that the light you’ll see will allow the heaviness of the situation you are facing to ease up…even if just a little.
If you feel like you are in a never-ending valley, may I suggest you get this book? If you think that no one on earth understands your pain and darkness, you'll be encouraged as you read through this devotional and the light is shown on God's goodness. Your heart will be refreshed and renewed.
The audio book from Christianaudio.com is narrated by Lloyd James, and is so easy and comforting to listen to.
I have many, many personal favorite quotes from the book, but I’ll list just a few of them below.
Whose we are, not where we are determines our misery or our joy.
Isn’t it MORE remarkable that God would create a world in which no one would suffer more than HE did?
My weakness drives me to a greater dependence on Jesus.
It’s one thing to suffer terribly, it’s another to CHOOSE to suffer (Jesus made that choice for US).
What if we see that every agony was giving birth to eternal Joy?
Believing God exists is not the same as TRUSTING the God who exists.
Studying about evil and suffering doesn’t equal facing it, but it can go a long way in preparing us for it. Provided we see it in relationship to both the goodness and greatness of God.
Trusting God doesn’t ward off all evil and suffering.
- Excellent reflections!
Randy Alcorn is a master storyteller/ writer, and this book is demonstrates that fully. He has a way of bringing out truths and casting them in a new light. His work is forthright by also not offensive. His love of God and hope in the future is evident through out his writing. His use of personal stories adds to the text and stirs the heart.
If you are looking for a book that makes you feel all good about yourself - this is not the book, but if you want self-examination and reflection on the truth of the Word, this is a great book.
Loyd James does an excellent job of reading this book, his voice is easy to listen to and his punctuation is excellent;
great for listening to on the run or in your car.
- God is Good!
God is Great! God is Good! Though in the midst of suffering some may doubt that. But our Sovereign Omnipotent Father sees the end from the beginning, and knows what we do not, and works all things for good to those who are the called and love Him.
90 Day's of God's Goodness: Daily Reflections that Shine Light in Personal Darkness (available in book or audio) is a typical devotional book of short daily reflections consisting of a Scripture Passage, a true story illustrating its application, and a short prayer. But this devotional is a book of God's goodness, even through suffering in the lives of His children. It is about the Ultimate Good from the One who sees not just the trial of the moment, but the eternal outcome of it.
I enjoy Randy Alcorn's writing, and this book was no exception. Hearing of others who have gone through the fire and come out refined is an encouragement to all who walk through any kind of suffering. It also shows how light our suffering may be compared to what others have triumphed through. God indeed is Good! God is Great!
I listened to the audio version of this book, which may prove to be a perfect format for a daily devotional for some as they get ready for the day. If you are looking for a daily devotional that will strengthen your faith, this is a good one.
I reviewed this audiobook as part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program.
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- 90 Days of God's Goodness by Randy Alcorn
This is a wonderful book that I would recommend to all those who love Christ. It is a devotional book about God's goodness in suffering. The narrator of the audiobook is Lloyd Jones, who's voice is comforting in a book that describes so much suffering.
This book is based on Scripture, as well as stories of Christians who have suffered. At the end of each day is a prayer. Christ promised that all who followed Him would suffer and this book has many stories of Christians who have been faithful to Him, in spite of much suffering. Many of those mentioned in the book have found that they are now closer to God because of their suffering. Christ is our example of suffering, for He has suffered more than all of us combined.
There was more than one occasion in which this book caused tears to swell up in my eyes. It is a book of hope, joy, and love in the face of deep pain and sorrow. Hope, joy, and love that only Christ can give us.
Many think that suffering should be avoided at all costs. Indeed, suffering would be unbearable if our Father was not sovereign in them. Fortunately, He has measured them out for us and we can be assured there will not be too much or too little of the trials in this life.
I received this book free from christianaudio.com through the christianaudio Reviewers program.
I have not enjoyed listening to this audio at all and have found it quite depressing. It is very repetitive and the overall theme to me is stop feeling so sorry for yourself, accept that what you’re going through is inconsequential compared to what God suffered on the Cross.
I thought I was going to be listening to a very encouraging devotional that would have me marvelling and basking in God’s goodness, but I ended up feeling more and more frustrated and angry about what I was hearing. There seemed to more references to evil and suffering than about how good God is, so I’ve had to give up at chapter 50.
The narrator Lloyd James is clear enough, but the content made him come across as smug and religious. One thing I did like however, was that each day is a separate file, so you don’t have to worry about losing your place.
I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone I know who is going through a traumatic time, as I don’t think it would help them to experience God’s goodness at all.
Thanks to christianaudio.com Reviewer’s Program for this copy
- 90 Days of God's Goodness by Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn offers a 90-day devotional study of what the Bible says about God's goodness. Each day's entry is 5-10 minutes long, opens with a Bible passage and closes with a prayer.
Alcorn seems to be acutely aware of what God's goodness really looks like. The little stories used throughout show that God still shows His goodness through even the toughest times. Each day is different and highlights a different aspect of God's goodness.
Randy Alcorn's a great communicator and does not shy away from some really tough subjects in this. No doubt if you have ever faced a hard time, or indeed if your life at times is nothing but hard times, this book will encourage you and draw your eyes to the loving, all-powerful God.
The narration is good but I'm not convinced the audio format's the best for this because of the additional paraphanalia you need for the sake of five minutes, but if that's what you're looking for I'd recommend this pretty much unconditionally.
I got this audiobook for free from christianaudio.com. I'm not required to give a positive review.
- Long for Eternity--learn from Randy
Randy reads his own work with a passion that comes from one who has contemplated the eternal life often. Each devotional begins with Scripture—and not just a verse or two. Rather, Alcorn has offered “chunks” to chew on (my statement). Most passages are 5+ verses thought there are a few with less. Drawing from each passage, Randy offers some insight—usually an illustration or story—of how this passage applies to our life during the ever present seasons of struggle. He concludes each day with a written prayer to guide the reader in going before the Lord.
Each chapter, while independent of the others, will provide many “mountain-top” experiences as the reader will begin to see the glory of God in the suffering. As always, however, it is important that the heart of the prayers not be allowed to replace your heart in prayer. It is easy to repeat the prayer and never actually mean what you are saying. Sadly, this what many do and then believe they had just communed with God when in all reality, they sent a message through someone else that was lost in translation.
I loved particularly day 12 when he took to task a young lady who was singing Amazing Grace and changed the word ‘wretch’ to ‘soul.’ That is such an overlooked problem today. The flesh wants to make everything sound so great and spiritual but forget that we are what we are: sinners in rebellion to an all holy God.
At the risk of telling readers to read more devotionals instead of the Bible, I do recommend 90 Days to the Christian wanting to better understand the age old conundrum why evil exists when God does. This book would be a perfect resource to offer a friend who is experiencing much pain and suffering. I think to those who have lost a spouse or a child first, but then move to those who are just struggling with daily trials in life. I believe the Lord will use the pen of Randy Alcorn to minister to many through this book just as He has already done through his other books.