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The God Dare Review by Renita BentzKate Battistelli
The God Dare – Will You Choose to Believe the Impossible by Kate Battistelli is a softcover book that challenges everyone to listen to and obey their very own God Dare. A God Dare is simply accepting God’s offer to choose to be chosen. Each of the eighteen chapters introduces a Biblical figure with a seemingly impossible God Dare of their own. Each chapter includes Scriptures to Think About, God Dare Secrets, and Discussion Questions. This book is a thought-provoking, faith-inspiring challenge to live out your faith.
Kate Battistelli, author and mother of the award-winning singer - Francesca Battistelli, writes a deeply personal and inspiring story. As she gives you a glimpse into her own life and testimony, she also relays the story of fourteen Biblical characters, people like Moses, Esther, Ruth, John the Baptist, and others. She tells their stories, in a fresh and personal way, as she relates each character to our modern lives and shows us how they obeyed their God Dare to achieve the impossible with God’s help.
Once I started this book, I could not put it down. Kate Battistelli is a master storyteller, and she breathes new life into these familiar Bible stories. In addition, her insights challenged me to reflect on my own life’s God Dares. Her relational, conversational style gave me the impression I was sitting down to share with a wise friend. She is encouraging and challenging at the same time. One cannot walk away the same after reflecting on what she writes. This book would be an excellent addition to a small group study, and the discussion questions make it easy to facilitate within a group.
This book is for everyone longing to be chosen. It is an invitation to accept our own personal God Dare and step boldly into a beautiful God-sized plan for our lives.
-Product review by Renita Bentz The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October 2019