Friday, July 15, 2016
John 3:16 Book Review of "Who Told You That You Are Naked" by Guy Right
John 3:16 Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts
Recently I found myself depressed over events that had caused me a great deal of grief—events that I did not cause, but which greatly impacted my family. While I knew God wasn’t the culprit or inflictor of my torment, because I couldn’t do anything about my situation immediately, I found myself depressed.
I woke up early and couldn’t sleep, so I took a trip to Perkins and began reading Who Told You That You Are Naked? Three hours later, after several cups of coffee, I had devoured half the book and my whole perspective on suffering was radically changed.
I was captivated by the depth and fresh approach to the content that is deeply rooted in Scripture and liberally quoted, the insights provided by the author, and the supernatural way God touched my heart and restored hope that my situation would change.
We all long to experience God in a vibrant way and more effectively live the Christian life. Can we do it with more joy, more freedom, and more truth? After reading Who Told You That You Are Naked, I found myself praising God that I was worthy to be His follower, and I wanted to count my suffering as all joy, remembering the Apostle Paul and his friends had once encountered a similar experience when thrown in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.
Who Told You That You Are Naked is a profound read, casting light on areas that can be hard to understand. The concepts of law and grace, curse and redemption, and Satan versus God in the Garden of Eden are explored. Even Job’s sufferings are explained in a way that is satisfying. As a Christian, I had always struggled with that particular book and why Job suffered so much.
Despite my depression, God lifted my spirit and showed His love and goodness was greater than anything the evil one could throw my way. I highly recommend Who Told You That You Are Naked for anyone going through a tough patch or for anyone who longs for a deeper understanding of God’s unmerited grace.