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If by Amy Carmichael: Book Review


The copy of this book in my library would be more properly titled When than If. I can’t read more than a few pages (if that) of Part 2 without being convicted at the weakness of my love.

Part 1 of this little book is really an introduction. In a few short pages, Amy shares how the book came to be written and how to read it.

Part 2 is the meat of the book. Here we are invited to compare our love for the Lord and others to the gold standard of love—the Cross. Each page (in the printed version) is comprised of one paragraph that begins with the word “If” and ends in the phrase “then I know nothing of Calvary love.” Continue reading

The Cross, the Resurrection, and Monday Morning

On Easter, we joyfully celebrate the cross and the resurrection. On this special Sunday, we thank the Lord for His unspeakable sacrifice on Calvary, and we rejoice in the display of His incredible power evidenced by the empty tomb.

But what about Monday? What difference does the resurrection make in your life as you pour milk into your Cheerios on Monday morning?  Shouldn’t an event of this magnitude change our lives?

The Resurrection of Christ not only has the power to change our eternal destiny, but it reveals a power that has the ability to forever alter every aspect of our lives—our responses, our relationships, our perspectives, our very motives.

I wonder how our lives would change if we understood and daily experienced “..what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:19–20). Continue reading