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Review-Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times

Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times by William Moss
B&B Media Group, Inc. 
Published 2010, 26 pages

To learn more about William Moss:
www.williammoss.org

www.findingchristpeace.blogspot.com

Link for the book:
http://www.tbbmedia.com/newsite/include/PRelease.asp?PID=511

This book was provided for free by B&B Media for the purpose of reading/reviewing


William Moss has had a lengthy and impressive career, some of his credits have been working under George H. W. Bush for the President National Steering Committee. He was Chairman of the President's Drug Advisory Council. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American University in Washington D. C.,
and he is also Trustee of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
Mr. Moss felt led to write a book on Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times. He is, like most people troubled by the economy, war and strife around the world, safety of our nation, and the increasing population.
Mr. Moss after speaking to his spiritual advisor then wrote this book with the answer to how God wants us to find and show us what inner peace is.

This small 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 book is not only small in information, but small in giving the readers the definition of what Peace is.
In John 14:27 Jesus said,
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." NIV
The word peace in Greek is eirene and the deeper meaning of the word is a lack of strife or reconciliation in a relation, as when one has peace with God. Definition from The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance.
The only way that we can have peace with God is through acceptance and belief in Jesus Christ as God in the flesh and in His atoning death on the cross. In believing in Jesus Christ we are reconciled to Him and we then have peace. After a person becomes a believer in Jesus Christ His Spirit comes to live in us, He dwells fully in us. We do not have to search for Him, we do not need to follow any kind of path in order to have Him in us more fully. He is already living in us. In chapter 15 of John Jesus talks about remaining in Him.
"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." John 15: 4 NIV
We remain in Him by believing in Him, and in reading His Word, and in being obedient to Him. We cannot bear or produce fruit without Jesus remaining in us. Peace is a fruit--and it is listed in Galatians 5:22,
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." NIV
Let me sum this up. We all want peace, but real, true, lasting peace can only be in having Jesus Christ remaining and abiding in us. We have Him abiding in us by our belief in Him, reading His Word and absolutely in obeying Him. Then we can produce fruit, we can produce peace.
In the book Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times William Moss uses some words that hopefully my explanation above answered more fully. The words he used were finding, searching, seek, path, find our soul through love, and showing us a path.
I disagree with his meditation of breathing in and breathing out what the author calls a meditative prayer.
This is gobbledygook--yes this is a real definition in my Oxford Pocket American Dictionary.
"Just give me Jesus" as Anne Graham Lotz says with her North Carolina drawl. I don't need to say any great words of human wisdom--- I just want and already have Jesus abiding in me.
Jesus is enough.
The author does use several Bible verses in his book for reference, I can sympathize with his feelings behind the message that he is trying to help people. The book is simple and a quick read. The cover and pages are glossy and there are many pages for writing thoughts or further prayers down.



 Blissful Reading!
Annette

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