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Climbing with Abraham by David Ramos

Updated on September 6, 2015

Disclaimer

I was sent a free copy of Climbing with Abraham: 30 Devotionals to Help You Grow Your Faith, Build Your Life, and Discover God's Calling by David Ramos from the author in exchange only for this honest review of the book.

The Christian life requires an immense amount of faith. Often when frustrations and challenges arise, we are left wondering where God is. Thousands of years ago a man found himself in the same struggle. God had chosen Abraham for great things. But the man who would go on to become the Father of Nations had to first learn how to take the smallest steps of faith.

— David Ramos

How did Abraham become a character of legendary faith? And how can we learn from his example so that we can become the great men and women God has called us to be?

Climbing with Abraham is a thirty-day devotional which answers these questions. In this short book you will be challenged, inspired and taught how to become a faith giant! Start your journey today and take the climb with one of the greatest Biblical characters towards your purpose.

— David Ramos

David Ramos

David Ramos is both a teacher and a author. David Ramos is passionate about the life-changing truths found in the Old Testament.David Ramos earned his degree in Classical and Medieval Studies; he is currently working towards his Master's degree in Religion studies at Liberty University. David Ramos spends his free time helping his fiancé, Breahna, plan their wedding in 2016. He also enjoys chasing down and trying the newest food trucks. David Ramos currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his library.

David Ramos currently has two books written, they are:

  1. Twentyfive: Treasures from an Unusual Millennial Life
  2. Climbing with Abraham: 30 Devotionals to Help You Grow Your Faith, Build Your Life, and Discover God's Calling

Review

As I wrote in the disclaimer "I was sent a free copy of Climbing with Abraham: 30 Devotionals to Help You Grow Your Faith, Build Your Life, and Discover God's Calling by David Ramos from the author in exchange only for this honest review of the book."

This book is broken into sections based on topic instead of by chapter. Underneath each header with the section name is the day. At the end of each section there is a short prayer and a short take away message. I found the take away message to be particularly helpful because it helped me to understand and know for certain the lesson that I was meant to take away from each section. The prayers were also nice they were written in easy to understand language and they were short and sweet.

The sections of Climbing with Abraham: 30 Devotionals to Help You Grow Your Faith, Build Your Life, and Discover God's Calling by David Ramos are:

  • Thank you!
  • Introduction
  • A Bigger Story
  • A Better Perspective
  • Invincible Promises
  • Burdened by Grace
  • Bigger Than Us
  • Not Our Glory
  • Melchizedek’s Example
  • Holy Frustration
  • Building Altars
  • No Shortcuts
  • The God Who Sees
  • Our Promise-Keeper
  • A Difficult Sign
  • The Ripple Effect
  • Is Anything Too Difficult?
  • Invitation for Compassion
  • Prayer Works
  • Memory Versus Fear
  • Promises Fulfilled
  • Our Messy God
  • Patience and Risk
  • Our Faithful Provider
  • The Most Powerful Force for Change
  • Love and Honor Part 1
  • Love and Honor Part 2
  • Legacy of Trust
  • Infectious Faith
  • Imagining Greatness
  • Lord, Lead Me
  • Stories of Faith
  • Continuing the Journey
  • About the Author
  • Further Reading on Abraham
  • Endnotes

While I enjoyed reading all of the sections I found that some resonated more with me than others. While I did read all of the sections and they all impacted me in some way I found that the "Prayer Works" Day 17 Genesis 19:27-29 section truly hit me the hardest. I have wondered before if my prayer is being heard or if it is headed. I found this section interesting because it teaches us that while our prayers may be heard they may not always turn out the way that we mean them to, but that does not mean that God is not listening to us. The take away from this section was: "Prayer works, just not always in the way we think it should". The corresponding prayer was: "Lord, help me to become a person of character and of prayer and to know that Christ is my merit". This simple prayer is easy to recite and is not in complicated language and it is one that I believe everyone should pray for and aspire for during the course of their lives.

Overall I am glad that I was given the opportunity to read this book because I never would have gone out and bought it for myself and it would have been s shame if I had never gotten a chance to read this book. I find myself inspired to learn more about Abraham; I have already checked out some of the links the author provided in the Further Reading on Abraham section at the end of the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about Abraham as well as anyone looking to grow their faith, build their life, and those who wish to discover God's calling for themselves.

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