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Review: The Hand of God

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Category Book Reviews
Date February 12, 2011

The aim of this book is to show the relevance of the Bible’s teaching on the sovereignty of God to our daily lives. In 10 chapters Fred Leahy shows how the sovereign Lord is the hand that creates, governs, provides, redeems, keeps, guides, chastens, blesses, enables and judges.

Mr. Leahy writes in an accessible, yet deep way. He grounds all he says in the scriptures and then brings it to life with anecdotes from the lives of famous Christians, illustrations from daily life and quotations from other men and women. He has also made the book up to date by referring to current events and today’s religious fads.

There have been many good books written on the sovereignty of God, notably that by A W Pink. Where this book excels is in making this wonderful doctrine so practically helpful for the Christian walk. This is not a dry scholarly work of a theologian, but a lively read by a mature Christian and experienced pastor.

When the author went to post the manuscript of this book to the publisher his wife asked him if he would like to buy a new notebook to begin his next work. The 83 year old man paused for a moment and then said “I think I have said all I want to say.” That evening he passed from this world. I am so glad that the Lord spared him to finish this book. It is a treasure that I am sure I will refer to again and again.


This review was first published on GoodBookReviews.org.uk. The site has been closed as of March 2019.

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