Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Review: The Grave Robber

Nothing is impossible for God. The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson takes a look at Jesus' miracles. Do you need a miracle?

Overview: Do we believe that God still does miracles? Do we expect him to move in miraculous ways in our day-in, day-out lives? Maybe we'd like to see miracles, but it's hard to see past our problems. All that is about to change, like water into wine.

"There are miracles all around us all the time," says Mark Batterson, "but you won't see them if you don't know how to look for them."

Now the bestselling author of The Circle Maker reveals the incredible power of the seven miraculous signs of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Batterson shows how they were not simply something Jesus did in the past, but something he wants to do now, in the present. He shares true stories of people today who are experiencing miracles in their lives. And he brings to light countless miracles, big and small, that we take for granted every day that point us toward the One who healed the sick, calmed the storm, and yes, even raised the dead.

But this is more than a book about miracles. It's a book about the only One who can perform them. Batterson cautions readers, "Don't just seek miracles. Seek Jesus. And if you seek Jesus, miracles will find you."

Dawn's Recommendation: 4.5 of 5 Stars 

What I Liked: I liked reading about Jesus' miracles and miracles that Mark Batterson shares from today. The book is encouraging, sharing testimonies of how God works. God can and will do miracles, but do we have faith? Are we seeking God? Miracles? Do we believe God will do them? How does obedience plays into miracles? This book answers all of these questions. It points people to God. Calls them to lean into the One who has all the power and strength and Who loves us so much, He wants to make impossible things possible.

Note: I had a harder time getting into this book than I did with Mark Batterson's previous books (it didn't have the same page-flipping intensity), but it was still great. We are doing this book & video study in Sunday School and I am enjoying it.

Which one of Jesus' miracles is your favorite? Why?


  1. The miracle that struck me was when a woman touched the hem of Jesus' robe, knowing that He was indeed the Messiah. Her faith in Him to heal her was without hesitation.

    1. Yes, I love that one too. He knew His power went out of Him. Good to hear from you, Susan. Hope you are doing well!

    2. Yes, I am doing fairly well. It's a migraine adventure every day! Love this post!

    3. Susan, Sorry to hear about your migraine's! I just lifted you up in prayer, my friend.

  2. Hard to choose a favourite miracle! :) But I recently finished reading a Mark Batterson book, too, one he co-wrote with Richard Foth. A Trip Around the Sun is worth reading.

    1. Ohhh...can't wait to read that! I will be adding it to my list!


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