Rodney Winters | July 2, 2009
Go Into The House was selected as the book to be reviewed this month by Abundant Grace Ministries.
“Go Into The House” is a book about marriage and the twists & turns of life. “Oh, no!”, you might say, “Not another generic, formulized book on how to have a ‘happy’ marriage.” This book is anything but that.
With great transparency, the author tells a very human story of a failed marriage. The contents contain the emotional paradox of great sadness mixed with the grace of hope for the future. A Christmas morning discovery plunges the writer into “the depths of anguish at a level I had never experienced or could ever imagined.” As the process of a disintegrating marriage unfolds he discovers, “my actions were not holding her accountable, but only enabling her to continue in her sinfulness.” After the tragedy of divorce and humiliation, Pastor Winters comments, “One must know that God still has a plan and a purpose for your life”.
What makes this book significant is the “earthen vessel” side of 2 Corinthians 4:7 – literally, the old cracked clay pot of human experience. The presentation of the balance of this passage – “a treasure in a earthen vessel” – removes the contents from the formality and trappings of religiousity. The main components of this crucial story are:
The author of “Go Into The House” is a gifted musician, songwriter and pastor. I might add to the list – now a writer. Singles and married couples can greatly benefit from the contents.
(5 out of 5 stars)
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