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Book Review – Bridgers : A Parable
by Angie Thompson
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Bridgers: A Parable by Angie Thompson – wow, wow, wow! What a powerful contemporary telling of The Good Samaritan. Bridgers is an amazing read, packed full of Godly truths.
God came for everyone. God loves everyone. Who are we to judge when we should be loving?
Just as in the Biblical story, people walk on by with excuses for not helping. “I needed to get to church.”
A young man, rough to look at but with the seed of the love of God planted in his heart, lives out the love of God. He prays “begging a God you’re not even sure exists” to help him.
The novel urges us to be the change we want to see. We need to be the ones bridging the gap. We need to not just talk the talk but walk the walk. The novel asks “where would Jesus be?” He would be with the people who need Him most and need to hear about Him. Jesus asks us to do the same. “Don’t ever underestimate what God is doing through a willing vessel.”
Too many of us spend too much time on our appearances. We end up looking good without necessarily being good.
Bridgers: A Parable is just such a powerful read. Read it in tandem with the parable of The Good Samaritan in the Bible. Our God is a great big God who loves everyone. I will leave you with my favourite quote:
“He is stronger… than addiction… than fear… than any chain the enemy can use to bind us.”
I received this book from The Book Gobbler for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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