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Faith Enough to Finish
by Jill Briscoe

Reviewed by Sheryl Root

"Faith Enough to Finish will strengthen and deepen your walk with Christ..."

Jill Briscoe has been one of those authors, along with Elisabeth Elliot and Ruth Bell Graham, whose books never fail to both challenge and encourage me in my walk with Christ. Her writing is practical, down-to-earth, and transparent.

Her newest book, Faith Enough to Finish, delves into the lessons we can learn in persevering faith from the prophet Jeremiah and his scribe, Baruch. Since the theme of my reading lately, even my daily bible readings, keeps coming back to this topic, Jill's book was well underlined by the time I was through.

However, this isn't just words of wisdom for those who have been walking with the Lord for years. Standing firm in your faith when friends or family are hostile to it, or dealing with conflict with other believers, is something all of us face, and this book gives great advice and encouragement in rising to those challenges. As the scribe Baruch does in Jeremiah 45, Jill willingly shares areas God has corrected her in so that she can encourage and teach others from her mistakes.

Chapter one, Faith in God's Faithfulness, starts with the foundational truth we all need to be reminded of: God is God enough. Period. In Jill's words he "has been, is, and will be all that we need him to be when we need him to be all that we need!" Chapter two, Faith for the Moment, shares how important it is for our faith to be a "daily" faith. "If we don't find the morning-by-morning way to live the Christian life, our faith will not survive. We will never find faith enough to finish. Faith that works is a faith for every moment of every daily day."

Other chapters include Faith in God's Plan, Faith in God's Call, Faith in God's Word, and Faith When You Suffer. Each ends with a worksheet of study questions and prayer suggestions, suitable for group or individual use.

Whether you have been a Christian for years, or weeks, Faith Enough to Finish will strengthen and deepen your walk with Christ so that one day you will hear those words we all long for, "well done, my good and faithful servant."

Sheryl RootSheryl Root is Partner Database Manager at OneHope, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach every child with God’s Word. She’s also a writer and a reader of everything she can get her hands on … books, blogs, magazines. In other words, she’s both a data geek and a book nerd. She loves to be able to support Christian authors and spread the word on great books and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a wonderful community of published and yet to be published writers. You can follow her on Twitter at @Sheryl_Root.