28 November 2014

Living And Longing For The Lord by Michael Whitworth, Book review

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Start2Finish Books; 1 edition (January 28, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615722924
  • Also available in KINDLE format


The Christian life can have as many heartbreaks as Hallelujahs. Circumstances confuse us. Sin frustrates us. Satan likes to inflict pain on God's children. Wouldn't it be great if we could go to heaven as soon as we become Christians and skip the confusion, frustration, and pain? 
Sadly, it doesn't work like that; we have to learn to overcome this world while awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus. In 1-2 Thessalonians, we are equipped to do just that. 

Living and Longing for the Lord will guide you through Paul's letters to Thessalonica in hopes of helping you become more like Jesus until he returns.

My thoughts:

Easy to read and as always well researched, Living and Longing For The Lord offers practical daily living lessons,  something this author excels at. 

Beginning with a Q and A session on Thessalonians Michael Whitworth leads readers into a better understanding of Paul's relationship with the early Church. You will find it helpful and truly inspirational even if you do not always agree with his interpretations of certain events.

Reflecting what I personally consider the best example of Paul's thoughts on what is perceived as his Antisemitism statement in 1 Thess 2:14 helped to clear up any misunderstanding on my part, thus projecting a more realistic view of Paul's reasoning and his relationship with Jewish and Roman attitudes towards the early Church.

Definitively well worth checking out as it will help any struggling Christian and whom amongst us, is not?

5 Stars for style and content!

Meet the Author:

From Amazon:

Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish and preaches in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several works, including two award-winning books, "The Epic of God" and "The Derision of Heaven," the first two of an entire series of trusted, engaging Guides to all the books of Bible that seek to deepen the reader's faith in God and celebrate the joy of the Christian life.

He is an avid landscape photographer and blogs regularly at start2finish.org, a reflection of his daily struggle to become more like Jesus. He considers M&Ms his brain food is fond of large Mason jars. He's a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide.

In his spare time, Michael loves Bible study, reading, drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his family and furry golden retriever.

Visit his website (HERE)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book courtesy of BOOKCRASH as part of its promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Thanx for this review and link, Noelle.

    Best wishes to you and your family always.

    God bless.

    1. Many thanks Friend. Add my name to your prayers will you? I am going to need His help all I can this December!!
      Happy Christmas,

    2. Noelle,

      I am praying for you and your family right now. Please just trust Him.

      God bless.


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