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Book Review: In Quietness And Confidence~The Making of a Man

About the Book

In Quietness and ConfidenceTaking on the responsibility of being a provider, protector, leader, and teacher all wrapped up into one superhero identity can be overwhelming. However, David Roper reminds you that your human nature comes with limits and “Through His creative skill and by His ongoing grace your limits can become the means by which God uses you to touch others in singular and uncommon ways.”

Speaking directly to the heart of men, Roper encourages you to break away from the busyness of life and spend some time each day with God. In this 31-day devotional book, you’ll find inspiring meditations, Scripture selections, and relevant quotes on the topics of purity, courage, legacy, and love.

“God has called you to a Great Adventure,” says Roper. “Follow him in obedience—do the very next thing He asks you to do—and see what happens!” Discover how you can become a man of God who displays His character in every area of life.

Genre

Christian/Non-fiction/Spiritual Growth

My Rating

5 out of 5 (stars)

My Review

I must admit that I’ve never read a book like this before. It is a healthy mix of poetry, quotes and notes. It is so full of truth in the sense that it exposes the inner struggles of a person who strives to please God. But it doesn’t stop there. It goes ahead to explain what God hopes to achieve with us by letting us go through these trials.

This book first begins by letting us know that unless we shift our focus from the world and willingly withdraw our hearts and spirits into the quiet in which God speaks, not much can be accomplished in the workings of God in our lives. It is in this quiet that our strength and confidence are built in God. And the more we remain in the quiet, the more we realize just how much we don’t need the principles of the world.

This book in the end, closes with a talk of wisdom that is most reassuring and consoling.

I must state clearly, that unless you have a heart for God, or to seek the truth and discover Him, you may find some parts of it confusing or even unacceptable. This book is loaded with so much truth—pure and untarnished, just as God would want it, I’m sure. It takes you through an amazing journey that helps you understand God’s priceless treasures that He has in store for each and every one of us, in whatever calling, and in whatever level of your spiritual growth.

However, there was a part where David mentioned that he would tell himself after a quiet time away, to expect the worst. I find it hard to reconcile that with positive thinking. Perhaps he has an explanation for this that he didn’t mention in the book. I don’t know.

I highly recommend that the Scripture placed at the beginning of each chapter be read before the notes themselves, as this book is simply an exposé of what the Bible is already saying.

I found this book most helpful personally, and absolutely fulfilling. I’m glad I read it.

*Although I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much thanks to the Discovery House Publishers for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.*

About the Author

David Roper served as a pastor for many years. Now, he and his wife, Carolyn, offer encouragement and counsel to pastoral couples through Idaho Mountain Ministries. David is author of thirteen books and is a regular and popular writer for Our Daily Bread. Over 630,000 of his books are in print.

 

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