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Overview Nathan Lambshead reaches out to those who are not being reached in church, using his own experiences and short-comings to convey the story of God's grace and mercy. Rather than preaching, Nathan presents his faith in a testimonial form. Written in a simple, easy-to-read style, this book will challenge and encourage you to grow and make a consistent commitment to the Lord.
Publishers Description Withstanding the Storm is an inspiring book about overcoming the inconsistency and luke-warmness of heart many Christians experience. Author Nathan Lambshead reaches out to those who are not being reached in church, using his own experiences and shortcomings to convey the story of God's grace and mercy. Rather than preaching at the reader, Nathan presents his faith in a testimonial form. Written in a simple, easy-to-read style, Withstanding the Storm will challenge and encourage you to grow and make a consistent commitment to the Lord.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.06" Width: 5" Height: 0.22" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2006
Publisher TATE PUBLISHING #1273
ISBN 1598864076 ISBN13 9781598864076
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More About Nathan Lambshead
Nathan Lambshead currently resides in Fitzwilliam.
Reviews - What do customers think about Withstanding the Storm: Becoming the Christian You Were Meant to Be?
A little gem of a book. Jul 11, 2007
A little gem of a book. "Withstanding the Storm" is a very quick and easy read, but really goes straight to the heart of matters that affect your spiritual walk. The book helps you to move past being an ineffective Christian by building your foundation on the Rock. Storms can and will come, plenty of them, as we walk this narrow path. Some storms are stronger than others, and the practical suggestions in this book helps build your faith so that even the greatest of storms won't knock you down. I truly believe that we Christians in America will soon be facing tough times. Times of real persecution. Will we be able to look someone in the face and say "Yes, I am a Christian!" even when it means possible ridicule, jail, torture, or even death? We all wonder what we would do in a trial like that. "Withstanding the Storm" helps to build the spiritual walls needed to protect you in such a crisis and enable you to stand before the Lord and hear these words we all so long to hear,"Well done, My good and faithful servant." If you are looking for some help to move forward in your faith, or help to move out of stagnancy and luke-warmness in your life, then pick up this little book and hearken to Nathan's testimony. You will be blessed, I sure was! Andrea Lynn, MD.
a heartening yet challenging examination May 31, 2007
Building your spiritual home...do you do so with sticks and mud or brick and mortar? Do you do so on a weak foundation of sand or a solid base of rock? Nathan Lambshead's book, "Withstanding the Storm" explains how he is building his, wall by wall.
The subtitle of this book is "Becoming the Christian You Were Meant to Be." It is basically a letter from Nathan, describing his struggles to do just that and offering guidance for Christians to follow. Unlike many other books on religion, it does not condemn other beliefs, nor try to sway non-Christians. Its target audience is already Christian...those seeking to build a spiritual home in the soul.
Nathan's foundation is not really rock, but the word of God. His walls are not brick but are Thanksgiving, Worship, Grace and Tithe. His roof is Fellowship. His guidance to readers comes through telling his story and recognizing that some church goers are just going to church, not learning to build their spiritual home through the lessons learned there. There is a difference in being thankful for happiness and being thankful for the lessons gone through to get to happiness. There is a difference in worshipping God and worshipping the church or pastor. There are actual examples from life in this book, a testimonial of Nathan's spiritual house building.
The tone is light and friendly, as a real letter would be. The sequence of unfolding his tale and lessons learned is perfectly laid out. Nathan gets his point across and has written an enjoyable piece. He sees how some might be feeling while sitting in the pew, because he may have felt that same way, and he reaches out in understanding. "Withstanding the Storm" is a heartening yet challenging examination of what might be going on in a reader's own life. Well done.
Highly recommended! May 17, 2007
"Withstanding the Storm" is a book that I recommend for everyone. They will see a bit of themselves somewhere in the examples given and, hopefully, learn to analyze their actions and take responsibility. Not only an explorer of the Christian faith but even the most devout Christian can learn or be reminded of something they need to embrace more fully.
Throughout the book, Lambshead uses both Biblical and real-life examples to demonstrate his points and follows up with verses of scripture that are spot-on to his case. The chapter, The Wall of Thanksgiving, exemplifies our humanness. He shows that we constantly envy what others have and are never satisfied with all that we are blessed. According to Lambshead, such feelings come from possessing an ungrateful heart, much like the Israelites who had been given so much by the Lord--manna from heaven, water from rocks, pillars of fire by night and clouds by day as guides in the wilderness--yet Israel was forever murmuring, complaining and ungrateful. He references the scripture (I Thessalonians 5:18) "In everything give thanks..." Lambshead explains this does not say FOR everything give thanks but rather IN everything give thanks. Regardless of situation and circumstance, we should always be able to give thanks.
One point that really resonated with me in Withstanding the Storm was from the chapter, The Wall of Grace. "When the people of the world point their fingers at us, often what they say is absolutely true. We are not perfect. That is why we need grace. That is why we need to be forgiven, just as they themselves need to be forgiven. This is fundamental, but we tend to forget it." This was a great reminder to me that we all need to give and receive the gifts of grace and forgiveness.