God Knows Your Name: In a World of Rejection, He Accepts You
Do you ever feel anonymous in the midst of your care giving?
Between aging parents, children, grandchildren, work, and all the other
responsibilities we carry, it’s easy to feel like an automaton. It’s easy to
wonder if anyone knows your name, let along God! If this describes you, then
let me recommend a book I just completed: God
Knows Your Name: In a World of Rejection, He Accepts You by
Campbell is a nurse, writer, and inspirational speaker from
Northern Ireland. In addition, she had two children with genetic disabilities,
so she knows a bit about being overwhelmed and undervalued. She writes about people
who feel nameless, hopeless, worthless, helpless, powerless, and loveless. You’ll
enjoy the way she weaves together stories from both the Old and New Testaments
with stories of contemporary women from around the world. I especially loved
the way she researched the sociological, political, and religious context of
the biblical stories, and used this information to craft richly layered stories
that will capture your heart and your imagination. Even though I was familiar with
all of the Bible stories, Campbell brought them to life better than any other
author I've read, stressing the poignancy of the sad situations. And she did
the same with the contemporary stories.
So if you’re feeling a bit anonymous, or know someone who
is, you’ll appreciate God Knows Your Name.
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