A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Adamant: A Book Review + Giveaway

Monday, May 14, 2018

Adamant: A Book Review + Giveaway

**Book received for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

ad·a·mantˈadəməntadjective
refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.


Adamant. That's a good word, isn't it? It's strong, it's never ending, it's constant.

In today's world, there's not much that truly can be described as adamant is there? As a Marine Corps wife, I remember being told the motto of this life was 'Semper Gumby'... always flexible. This certainly held true for our military lifestyle, but I've found that it truly is applicable to life in general. It's always moving, always changing. We cannot depend on most things to stay the same.

But the Bible tells us that God does not change. He is the same today, yesterday and forever. In a world that is everchanging and lacking consistancy, we need that constant. In her newest book 'Adamant', Lisa Bevere discusses just that:


What is truth? This has become the defining question of our time. But while everyone has an opinion, truth, it seems, is getting harder and harder to find. Perhaps that's because we are searching for something when we should be looking for someone.  Truth has a name. More ancient than time and more present than this moment, truth is not a river that changes with the cultural currents, but a rock--immovable, invincible, unshakeable--and the cornerstone of all we are and ever dream to be. Theologically deep yet intimately accessible. Adamant will be an anchor for your soul in a raging sea of opinions, giving you a clear sense of direction in a wandering world.

'Truth is not a river that changes with the cultural currents'. Well, that pretty much says it all,doesn't it? In this search for truth, we so often find ourselves turning to matters of the world- new stories, opinions of friends, the 'politically correct' stance on the issues at hand. But the reality of it is, these are all just mere opinions... the only really truth is found in Christ.

I think being a Christian today is very hard because having those beliefs that go against the cultural norm isn't accepted... with so many outside sources telling us otherwise, it is easy to falter. This book truly is a much needed reminder that our faith is not based on the popular opinions that change year by year, but on the never changing word of God.

If you've read other books by Lisa Bevere, you know that many of her books speak more directly to women, and I expected the same of this one.However, as I was reading I found that this book truly is one that is great for ALL Christians. It speaks a biblical truth that speaks to everyone, not just the women. It offers scriptural references that help us to stand strong in our beliefs even when it's not the easy thing to do. I must admit, for me this book started off a little bit slower than other books I've read from Lisa Bevere, and the types of Christian nonfiction that I typically do find myself reading, BUT if you find this to be true for you as well, I encourage you to just keep reading, it WILL draw you in, and you'll find such great wisdom within these pages.

If you are a Christian who struggles to stand by your faith when it's the unpopular thing to do, or you just need to find a sense of constant in this everchanging world, this is a book that you MUST read! It is available to purchase now at your favorite Christian bookstores.



And one very lucky reader is going to win a copy for themselves. Enter using the giveaway form below:

3 comments:

  1. Once upon a time, I had the privilege of having one of Lisa Bevere's children in my Sunday School class while they were visiting our church.

    But mostly I remember listening to John preach a sermon on the subject of The Bait of Satan and the subject of "offense" and being blown away like the guy in that old school Memorex ad. Changed my life.

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  2. This book sounds good!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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