Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand

Sifted God s Scandalous Response to Satan s Outrageous Demand Discouraged by life s difficulties both life shifting catastrophes and the drip drip drip of daily trouble Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God s role in our hard times Rick Lawrence o

  • Title: Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand
  • Author: Rick Lawrence
  • ISBN: 9781434700742
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Discouraged by life s difficulties both life shifting catastrophes and the drip drip drip of daily trouble Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God s role in our hard times Rick Lawrence offers fresh biblical perspective based on a single Scripture snapshot Luke 22 31 32 Jesus tells Peter he s about to be sifted like wheat shaken hard, beaten, and aDiscouraged by life s difficulties both life shifting catastrophes and the drip drip drip of daily trouble Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God s role in our hard times Rick Lawrence offers fresh biblical perspective based on a single Scripture snapshot Luke 22 31 32 Jesus tells Peter he s about to be sifted like wheat shaken hard, beaten, and agitated until he practically falls apart Satan s going to do it And Jesus is going to allow it, in the interest of showing Peter who he really is Lawrence uses the simple agrarian metaphor of sifting as a jumping off point for a rigorously honest, deeply challenging, yet powerfully comforting exploration of the trials that beat us down, the good God who allows our troubles, and the incredible beauty the process of sifting can reveal in us.

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    1. Sifted Thank you Rick for giving a context for the experience It was literally the smallest cry I have ever heard. It doesn’t even seem real now. There he was. Malik Sharif Bray in all his glory. 1 pound, nine ounces, four months early, as long as an action figure (think GI Joe with the kung fu grip) and not weighing much more than the 16 oz. water bottles we are all so fond of carrying around.When I saw him, I literally fainted. Smooth hit the floor. His skin was transparent. HIs eyes covere [...]

    2. This book really spoke to me in this season of my life, and no doubt I'll come back to its message and continue to recommended it to others.

    3. This book explores Peter's experience of being "sifted as wheat," what it meant for him, and what it means for Christians today. Though I didn't agree with everything the author had to say, there were enough nuggets of truth that I kept reading to the end. What I liked: the emphasis on viewing times of extreme testing through the "lens" that God is good. There were also several quotes from Spurgeon and other Christian preachers or writers that seemed to add to the discussion. What I didn't care [...]

    4. As many times as I've read Luke's Gospel, I've never really paid attention to one verse (22:31): “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”I know God allowed Satan to attack Job to prove that Job would remain faithful, but I didn't remember that God allowed Satan to "sift" Simon Peter. And Jesus' response wasn't to tell the devil " [...]

    5. Ever feel like you're getting endlessly pummeled in life? Like one of those inflatable punching dolls with lead weight in the bottom. You get punched. You spring back up only to get punched again. Sometimes you wish you could just stay down, but something springs you back up every time. And you get punched again. AndYou get the idea.I told a friend I was going through a rough stretch (actually it was very rough), and she recommended Sifted. I went to and the first line of the blurb was "Discour [...]

    6. "People who have been sifted and revealed see God's heart more clearly, and therefore understand His goodness more deeply, and therefore give what they have more freely."Have you experienced deep pain that has left your world in shattered pieces around you? Have you looked up to find that some cataclysmic event in life, some unexpected storm has left your world turned upside down? Or are you the one who looks up one morning and feel as if the weight of the daily grind has pulled so much from you [...]

    7. Rick Lawrence in his new book, “Sifted” published by David C. Cook gives us God’s Scandalous Response to Satan’s Outrageous Demand.From the Back Cover: A Biblical encounter that will first challenge you, then comfort you, then leave you changed.Discouraged by life’s difficulties—both the life-shifting catastrophes and the drip-drip-drip of daily troubles? Dissatisfied with the same-old pat answers about God’s role in our hard times? Rick Lawrence takes you on a surprising-even dang [...]

    8. A Biblical encounter that will first challenge you, then comfort you, then leave you changed.Discouraged by life's difficulties - both the life-shifting catastrophes and the drip-drip-drip of your daily troubles? Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God's role in our hard times? Rick Lawrence takes you on a surprising - even dangerous - journey into the deepest recesses of God's heart toward us. To get there, he drills deep into the single Scripture snapshot (Luke 22:31-32). Jesus te [...]

    9. This book did an excellent job of explaining that Christianity will not be easy. Lawrence also communicates how "bad" experiences can be God's way of strengthening us. Main MessageIf I were to go through life believing that all the bad things in life come from satan, while good things comes from God, I would have an inaccurate view of reality. I would live in fear of the satan, always worrying what harm he is planning for me. However, if I approach life from the perspective that God seeks to use [...]

    10. Thank you Rick for writing this week. I have been through my own deep and difficult sifting season, and this book helped me put in context all that I have been through. As I move now into my reveal season, I recognize the value of all I have been through, no matter how difficult it was. It is sad that so many people do not understand this process that God uses to refine and re-mold those who desire to be his disciples. I live in Northern Colorado, and if you read this Rick, I would love to meet [...]

    11. Sifting is a process we understand in baking a cake, sifting wheat from the chaff. But when it happens in our lives it is a process that leaves us breathless, angry and bitter, some times without hope. Trying to understand with no clear cut answers.I like the way the author said it "The tracelines of our sifting experiences are in the drip-drip-drip of our common existence and in the epic transitions of our life’s arc. We find them in our childhood and in our just-yesterdays. It is not hard to [...]

    12. This is a difficult read as it is a tough subject. Though still left with many questionse author gave some great meaningful things to ponder. He does an excellent job in looking at the event of Peter and Job being sifted and how our lives compare. He gives excellent quotes and stories throughout the book.

    13. There are books that make you think and can change your world view. This is one of them. It is easy reading and then suddenly you'll realize how profound it is. I will need to read this one again. Highly recommended.

    14. Very dissapointing book. It sounded so good. But actually it is more about the author and how he split up with his wife for a while, about cancer and his friends. It's like äh I don't want to read about you, I want to read about God. I haven't learned anthing and after reading 3/4 I gave up.

    15. 2.5 stars. I didn't agree with everything he said but he did make some good points. My biggest concern is that the book seems to focus on the person and who they are and what is happening to them rather than focusing on God and who he is.

    16. Great book based on biblical principles. Helped me to put God's "sifting" process into relevant context in my own life. Helped me to understand that despite the pain of sifting there's a greater purpose.

    17. This book is based on one verse from the bible. I enjoyed how the author gave me insight into each section of the verse and how Jesus wanted us to see how we are beaten, separated and revealed!

    18. I don't read that many non-fiction books but this is was transformative. One of those life-changing, light-bulb kind of books. Don't miss this.

    19. Lots of great insights and things to think about. I'd like to read this again cause there is just too much to digest in one reading!

    20. I really appreciated this book! Gave a deep meaningful purpose to life's struggles and heartaches. Made me worship and desire a more intimate relationship with my Lord. Highly recommend.

    21. Excellent book. I would read it again. I like the way the author writes. I highly recommend it.

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