Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We can all be redeemed

     Most days on my way home from work I listen to Moody radio. This particular day they were talking to an author named Kasey Van Norman. The book that they were talking about was “Named By God”. The book sounded interesting so I had to download it on my kindle. She writes about her life and the trials that most of us go through. She was raised in church and participated in all of the normal church functions, but was in her late twenties before things started to change for her. One of the things that I think is cool is the tattoo that she has on her wrist that says “Redeemed”. It is a constant reminder to her that no matter what she has done in her past the Lord remains faithful to love and pursue her. She covers in her book our past, our present, and our future. Without facing the things that we have done in our past we cannot move forward. We tend to focus on the past or the future while we are trying to live in the present. “And the future to learn to develop the faith to be change makers in our world through the supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit” - Kasey Van Norman. I could not say it any better. This is a really good book! When I finished this book I bought a copy for my sister in law because I felt it has very powerful stories. It has situations in it that I believe every one of us have been through at one time or another.


  1. This sounds like an interesting book! I love the idea behind being redeemed. Van Norman's tattoo reminds me of a song I love by Big Daddy Weave, also called "Redeemed". That song is a great reminder to me that regardless of the wrongs I've committed in the past, present and may commit in the future, God's love will always be present. It sounds like "Named By God" has the same sentiment as the song. I think I'll have to check this book out soon! Thanks for the recommendation, Toni!


  2. Toni, I love the fact that God is in hot pursuit of us and loves us no matter what. That fact alone brings comfort and peace during difficult seasons. He still loves me when I fail, disappoint Him, or do things I regret. This book sounds interesting. I think I might need to check it out. Thanks for sharing.