The Prophet Amos Sons of Encouragement #4 PDF ☆

The Prophet Amos Sons of Encouragement #4 PDF ☆

The Prophet Amos Sons of Encouragement #4 [Ebook] ➠ The Prophet Amos Sons of Encouragement #4 ➦ Francine Rivers – A man of solitude who felt at home among the hills A man of conviction who heard when god called A man of fortitude who spoke to a nation unwilling to listen  The Israelites rebelled against God a A man of solitude who felt Amos Sons Epub à at home among the hills A man of conviction who heard when god called A man of fortitude who spoke to a nation unwilling to listen  The Israelites rebelled against God and were devoured by war But first they were warned by a prophet who refused to turn away Amos.

10 thoughts on “The Prophet Amos Sons of Encouragement #4

  1. Melissa Melissa says:

    Francine Rivers is just my favorite Ever Period The endI SO enjoyed this novella based on Amos I had just finished studying the biblical book when I began Rivers places the reader in the country the time and among the people of Judah and Bethel As we read we live among the sights and sounds we see and know the people We abhor them and love them simultaneously just as Amos does My absolute favorite part of the book is at the beginning when Amos purposefully injures a wayward lamb in his flock He breaks its leg then carries it upon his shoulders allowing the lamb to bond to him as it heals so it is no longer a danger to itself or others in the flock God is the same He breaks us to bind us up and He never tears without healing in mind I have seen it in my own life and oh the beautiful imagery of His relentless love I highly recommend this story and am looking forward to reading the other novellas in the Sons of Encouragement collection in the near future

  2. Holly Holly says:

    The cover of this book alone exhibits the emotions I felt when reading it God has truly blessed Francine Rivers with the gift of putting emotions into a written story Biblical fiction when written rightly with the right intentions helps make the stories of the Bible come to life This isn't to take away from what God reveals to us when we seek Him in His Word but I believe God gifted some with the ability to write stories that help the reader relate to the humanity and those God used And this is exactly what Francine did with this story of AmosAmos was a shepherd by trade He was not educated by the scribes and priests of his time though he was an intelligent man This story of Amos reveals the great lengths a good shepherd goes through to protect his flock as it parallels the lengths Christ as the Good Shepherd went through for His flock of sheep At one point in the story Amos must intentionally injure one of his little lambs in order to protect the flock because it kept wandering putting the whole flock at riskIt's this or death little one Amos took a stone from his pouch weighing it in his hand Too heavy and it would kill the lamb; too light and it would not serve to discipline him Tears burning Amos went to the wounded lamb and knelt 'I am here little one I would rather wound you myself than see you come to greater harm''You belong with the flock not out here on your own where death will find you' He ran his hand gently over the lamb's head 'You will learn to stay close to me where you're safe'Amos sat on a flat rock that gave him a full view of the pasture Lifting the lamb from his shoulders he held it close 'You will learn to trust me and not think you can find better forage on your own I will lead you to green pastures and still waters' He took a few grains of wheat from the scrip he wore at his waist and shared his food with the lamb 'Sometimes I must wound in order to protect' He smiled as the lamb ate from his hand 'You will learn get used to my voice and come when I call' He rubbed the notch in the lamb's ear 'You bear my mark little one You are mine Let me take care of you' The story of Amos being a shepherd isn't detailed in the Bible but the author of this book gives a descriptive point of view of what it meant to be a good shepherd of Amos' time so that we can understand how Christ came to be the Good Shepherd and also how Amos came to see God's people as God's flock As Amos came to see the sinful pride God's sheep lived day to day God softened Amos' heart so that Amos grew to love God's sheep as he had loved his own In the story you experience Amos' heartache as he sees the people reject his warning to repent Amos' knew what would come if they didn't repent God had revealed to him the destruction of judgment He would pour out on Israel if they didn't repent and Amos' heart broke for the people Amos cried weary heartsick A year ago he wouldn't have cared about what happened to these people And then he had prayed and God answered Now he cares so much that his heart broke every time he thought of Jerusalem every time he entered the gates of Bethel every time he looked into the faces of the people who could not stand before the judgment of a righteous God least of all he God was holding the nations accountable for what they'd done against His people but the Lord would also hold His people accountable for the way they live before nations I cried throughout the whole book What conviction to know that I too am an Israelite in need of repentance yet I'm also called to be an Amos among God's sheep I am to love in truth no matter the cost The Bible doesn't tell of Amos' death but history tells of a violent death at the hands of Jeroboam II The story ends with Amos' death and in his death The Good Shepherd takes him home When reading Biblical fiction stories the reader needs to understand that the story is built around Biblical facts with a mix of cultural history of the time Not all details and descriptions are Biblical fact though the event isAmos was a prophet who was sent by God to Israel to warn of God's judgment that was to come if they didn't repent of their sins The story around Amos' daily life is fictional based on the culture of the time I will be using this book as a read aloud with my sons It presents wonderful discussion opportunities that are relevant to our lives of today There are elements of mild gore from the physical persecution Amos suffered at the hands of the high priest he prophesied to The priest of the time saw Amos' prophecy as blasphemy against themrevealing of the just how corrupt God's people had become 5 Stars I consider this a must read as a book to help the Bible come to life and further reveal Christ's love for us

  3. Janelle Janelle says:

    This was kind of a cross between a novel and a Bible study It was very challenging thought provoking and inspirational but lacked some of the pulling power of a pure narrative I listened to the Oasis audiobook which has an excellent narrator

  4. Art Art says:

    Look of the life of a Shepherd in the Old Testament daysSurely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets always shows his love by warning and foretelling us of the troubles that come our way if we are willing to listenEnjoyed learning about sheep herding and Psalms 23 means to me now than before

  5. Kazue Evans Kazue Evans says:

    Francine Rivers is a great story teller as always I was not familiar with the book of Amos Through this novel I feel like I l understood better what it meant to be a prophet Amos’ struggles were written well and in a way that helps us to relate to them It was also helpful to know how the society was like when Amos was prophesying

  6. Sherri Sherri says:

    I didn't know anything about this prophet who bears a small book in the Old Testament Showed me the patience and perseverance he had as well as introducing Hosea

  7. Melodie De bruyn Melodie De bruyn says:

    This book was such a blessing I love how Francine brought to life this mans struggles it has truely been inspiration

  8. Sue Sue says:

    Amos shepherd in Tekoa is called by God from the fields and the sheepfold to speak against Israel to turn them back to God I’ve enjoyed this one the most of the series because it caused me to think I don’t know that I realized that he spent 10 years living outside Bethel and speaking against the sins of the nation At least she has the story spread out over that amount of time It also caused me to think about the heart that Amos had to want to see the people repent and challenged me to think about how I care for the lost around me What was a little strange at points was Scriptures from other parts of the Bible – including New Testament which were incorporated

  9. Faye Faye says:

    A really great story of one of the lesser known prophets of the Old Testament I liked how it showed Amos's faith despite being given prophecy from God and no one hearing him I really liked Ms River's rendering of Amos and how she connects his story to Hosea and the corruption of the time It really brought to life the kings times places and struggles that God's people faced as well as their willful disobedience and falling away I was especially helpful as I am currently reading through 2 Kings and it gave me a vivid perspective

  10. Mrs.Jones Mrs.Jones says:

    I really enjoyed The Prince by Francine Rivers but this was a hard one to get into I read The Prince in a few hours and this took me a few weeks because it was just hard to get into The last 50 pages made the book worth reading but getting there was a struggle I appreciated the background story of Amos because it is minor prophet in the Bible and doesn't get much attention Francine Rivers paints a beautiful picture with her words of what Amos' life could have been and leaves the reader reverencing the love of the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ

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