I finished an amazing book recently and although I rarely do book reviews*, I had to share about it.
It’s been a week since I read the last sentence and I am repeating the title to every ear around me.
I read anything and everything. When I can’t find anything new on the Kindle market, I’ve been known to read ketchup labels and washing instructions on wool blankets (Apparently I don’t retain the knowledge gleaned from washing instructions.) Sifting through the cheaper ebooks, because a habit like mine could cramp the grocery budget if left unchecked, I stumbled upon Tim Ferguson’s book “The God Portal.” The cover teaser fascinated me. “We found God Himself.”
Really? Himself? I gotta see this.
What happened next doesn’t happen often, but the chaos lingers for days. I totally neglected all housework and could not stop reading despite pleas for dinner, bringing toilet paper to one who was stranded and remained curled in the “reader position” growling at those who dare cross into my personal bubble.
This book is amazing and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but they do indeed find God Himself in the most amazing scenario. Tim mixes religion and science to bring something totally unexpected, yet what we all desire through every stage of our Christian walk.
To find proof.
To find love.
To find healing.
To be seen and loved anyways.
Each character, although an individual, can be identified in a single soul. The doubter, the thinker, the feeler, the lost and the hurt all find exactly what they need in their unique path to the one person who not only made history, but knows the future.
I connected with one of the main characters who had a past that didn’t allow for God, but reached out when he was broken at his worst. His struggle to move from what he had been to what he knew beyond doubt that he could be, spoke to me. How many times have I looked at my past and I thought I wasn’t worthy of Jesus’ touch? How many others have I encountered who continue to insist that I am not worthy still?
Yet, to deny healing and forgiveness is to dismiss the power of Jesus’ love and grace through his sacrifice. The ultimate lost person is the one who has died, but didn’t Jesus raise the dead and give them new life? Who are we as human to determine individual worth when He willing died for all to be saved?
I highly recommend you download this book, find out if Jesus really wore white and ask yourself…”if I had the chance to be touched by Jesus, would I want to be healed of my pain?
*I was in no way compensated for this review and my opinions expressed are my own. This review is after the purchase of “The God Portal” and not commissioned by the author in any manner.