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The Promise

How God Works All Things Together for Good

by Robert J. Morgan


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The Promise
How God Works All Things Together for Good

by Robert J. Morgan

Review posted March 8, 2010.
B & H Publishing Group, Nashville, 2008. 211 pages.

This book is an extended meditation on Romans 8:28 -- "We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to his purpose."

The author states that the theme of the book is:

In Christ, we have an ironclad, unfailing, all-encompassing, God-given guarantee that every single circumstance in life will sooner or later turn out well for those committed to Him.

As he says in the introduction:

But consider this: What if you knew it would all turn out well, whatever you are facing? What if Romans 8:28 really were more than a cliche? What if it was a certainty, a Spirit-certified life preserver, an unsinkable objective truth, infinitely buoyant, able to keep your head above water even when your ship is going down?

What if it really worked? What if it always worked? What if there were no problems beyond its reach?

The bulk of the book is going over this verse, phrase by phrase, with life stories and thoughts about what each part of the promise means. I didn't find it particularly surprising or especially profound. However, this is a very good verse to spend that much time exploring and thinking about!