Book Review: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Keith & Jake Provance

Published: November, 2017 by Word & Spirit Resources, LLC

Pages: 80Let not your heart be troubled

Genre: Christian

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Publisher’s Blurb: Written to offer hope, encouragement, and strength to a world that is under constant assault. Chapters are formatted topically to deal with issues such as loss, discouragement, and weariness. Scriptures, quotes, meditations, and prayers are included to give answers to impossible questions of life and the challenges that lie ahead.

Authors: Keith Provance, involved in Christian publishing for more than 30 years, is the founder of Word and Spirit Publishing, a company dedicated to the publishing and worldwide distribution of scriptural, life-changing books. Keith served as president of Harrison House Publishers for more than 20 years and currently works as a publishing consultant to national and international ministries. Keith and his wife, Megan, have authored a number of bestselling books. They reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and are the parents of three sons, Ryan, Garrett, and Jake. Jake Provance is an avid reader and an aspiring young writer, who has written four books and has plans to write several more. Jake s first book, Keep Calm & Trust God, has sold more than 400,000 copies. Jake is a graduate of Domata Bible School in Tulsa, OK, and has a call on his life to work in pastoral care ministry, with a particular passion to minister to young adults. He is actively involved in Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK, where he has attended his whole life and where he also served as an intern for two years before attending Bible school. Jake and his wife, Leah, lives in Tulsa OK.

My Thoughts: Hmmm….. where do I start? First of all, I must say this has been a very difficult time in my life. My mother and her immediate younger sister passed on within a span of three weeks and the pain from this heavy loss has been excruciating. I had actually started reading a book I had been so excited to read when my world came crashing in. It was hard to focus and I had no choice but to turn to God who knows all things and Christ who is the author and finisher of my faith. At the airport, on my way back home after laying my Aunt to rest and also just receiving the news that my mother had also passed on, I saw this book in a bookshop and I was led to pick it up. I read it on my long plane trip back home to Nigeria and I believe it was one of my first steps towards healing. I am still on the path to healing completely because when you loose two people you have loved so much all your life (Your two mothers!) in the way that I did, it takes time. God has been faithful and I am taking it one day at a time. This book is a good place to start if you are deeply discouraged due to loss or disappointment. I recommend it seriously and I urge you all to remember me and my entire family in your prayers.


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