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God Is Your Defender

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God Is Your Defender
Learning to Stand After Life Has Knocked You Down
by Rosie Rivera
Thomas Nelson--W Publishing 
Thomas Nelson
 Biographies & Memoirs  |  Christian  |  Multicultural Interest 
Pub Date 08 Jun 2021


I am reviewing a copy of God is Your Defender through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:


One of our deepest instincts is for revenge, when we have been hurt in someway or have had something stolen from us we tend to want revenge, whether it is revenge for us or a loved one who has been wronged or we have been wronged.  


God is our Defender reminds us that our oppressor is Satan, and he loves to stop us from moving forward.


The author, Rosie Rivera has walked in this tension, a sojourner in the search for healing and wholeness in the light of horrific wrongs, she has had to wrestle with the desire to defend herself defend herself, her reputation, and her family while also wanting to let God be her Defender.


God is Your Defender is about helping you to understand the motives behind your thoughts and behaviors toward those who have wronged you.  This book is also about how we might put conditions on forgiveness.  It is about the importance of us fighting the urge to take over instead of trusting God.   It is also about learning how to truly rest in the Lord as the One who defends you and actively abiding in his peace.



Rosie guides you to a place of healing, backed up by personal stories, she guides you to a place of healing as you learn the difference between a heart of advocacy and a vengeful spiritstop the self-destructive cycle of an unresolved revengediscern effectively when to take a righteous stand and when to stand back and let God defend experience how to exchange an “eye for an eye” mentality to an “I for an I” by exchanging “I am hurt” for “I am healing”


If you are looking for a book that equips you with how to respond to hurtful situations from the most minor to some of the most difficult, from a place of empowerment and peace, I highly recommend God Is our Defender.


Five out of five stars!


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I really enjoyed reading this book and the message Rosie was giving us. God is so good. Thank you for sharing this wonderful book
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