- ASIN: B09WXQFLT6
- Publisher: MindStir Media (March 23, 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 186 pages
- ISBN-13: 979-8985794250
- Genre: Christian Women’s Issues
The BookViral Review:
An engaging, intriguing and potentially life changing read ‘Come and See’ offers a refreshing ‘non-preachy’ look at the idea of Jesus as a channel through which emotional and moral equilibrium can be regained.
Focusing on the idea of ‘Grace’ as a free gift that cannot be bought, Vogelzang and Stanford use Bible accounts cleverly imbedded in up-to-date experiences to highlight how belief in Jesus can both heal and change lives. After introducing a set of modern-day, painful vignettes, they apply Jesus’ actions and re-actions in biblical stories to demonstrate their timelessness.
Taking the issues of organised religion out of the equation, Vogelzang and Stanford explain how it is our own attitude, belief and faith about the path of forgiveness and affirmation-both our own and that which we extend to others-that has the power to change our lives from a negative to a positive trajectory.
Having the humility to accept that sin is a humankind condition for which Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice and believing that this burden can be lifted from our shoulders is central to Vogelzang and Stanford’s philosophy, as is the realisation that these beliefs will create the desire within us to shed our negatively driven selfish lives which are created by previous experience and directionless society, and instead promote us to embrace a positive and free way of living, passing the forgiveness and love Jesus gives on to others.
Vogelzang and Stanford’s refreshingly non-threatening approach seeks to embrace those seeking answers, those in a desperate condition within their lives, and sceptics who are reluctant to explore whether the idea of a higher power can in all reality have a significant impact on a persons day-to-day life. They merely encourage all to adopt an enquiring mind and remain open to the possibility that life’s balance can be reclaimed by considering the possibility of Jesus as a healer and restorer, and that the gift of ‘Grace’ is the way to a happier, more successful and contented way of life.
Written with a clear purpose, Vogelzang and Stanford give an accessibility to the ideas of faith, forgiveness and acceptance presented in the Bible, but leaves each individual to make a decision whether or not to ‘Come and See’. It is highly recommended.