While it’s not officially launched or available everywhere, I’m excited to say my new book is now available through the publisher. And I’m holding a copy in my hand!
I wanted to get the word out right away because I have a special offer for anyone who wants to pick up a copy of the book through InterVarsity Press. If you order it from their website, you can enter a special coupon code to receive a 34 percent discount. That means you’ll get the book for less than $10.
Here’s the link: click here
And here’s the coupon code: 506-416
This code expires October 31, 2014.
And here’s a teeny tiny sneak-peek excerpt from the book, which communicates one of the main messages I want to convey through this work:
“If we’re going to change our minds, and ultimately our habits, we can start by reviewing some catalytic things God wants us to know about himself. Embracing worry rather than trust ultimately comes down to a lack of recognition of our true place in the world. Like Adam and Eve, we want to believe we’re capable of more than we are and in control of more than we can possibly handle. An inflated view of ourselves doesn’t leave enough room for the truth about God and our dependence on him. We need to reorient ourselves with a proper perspective on who we are, who God is and why only God is worthy of our trust.
God is unlimited. God is not limited in any way, and certainly not by the boundaries of what we can and cannot understand or envision. He is not bound by the constraints of space, time or the physical laws he created. He never wonders what to do, speculates about the future or feels threatened by human activity.
‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts’ says the Lord.
‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’ (Is 55:8-9)
A focus on God’s strength–indeed, his very nature–reveals our worried attempts at control as ridiculous. Do we actually think we know better than he does how to unfold the future or navigate the present? He knows all, sees all, is unlimited by all boundaries and concepts. Do we really believe this? Can we not trust him?”
© 2014 Amy Simpson.