Saturday Reading

It’s a beautiful day in London and Emily has graciously let me go out for some alone time this afternoon. And what better way to use the time than to be reading a book (and blogging about it).

Today, I’m wrapping up a very interesting book that Emily encouraged me to read called Illegitimate by Brian Mackert. Brian is the 27th of 31 children born to his polygamous Mormon father.

I’ve got about 100 pages to go at this point, and it’s an extremely difficult book to read emotionally; I cannot imagine what it was like to grow up in the circumstances that Brian did, with a father that not only was emotionally distant and abusive, but never wanted him in the first place.

Despite this, the book is full of hope. Today, Brian is a Christian, transformed and enabled to live a new life by the power of the Holy Spirit, and through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Brian’s story offers hope for all who despair—there is a God who loves them. His name is Jesus.

Y’know, thinking about that makes Saturday no much nicer.

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