Norma Evans Barber
There are two kinds of leaders in the world – one who is chosen and appointed by the people, and one who is destined and chosen by God through his defined standards. Norma Evans Barber, author of “The People’s Choice VS God’s Choice”, conveys this message digestibly in every page.
Throughout the nine parts of the book, numerous Bible characters hand in hand with inclusions of various Psalms and Proverbs shed light and reaffirm the reality that no one is perfect, but that doesn’t make them less worthy to fulfill their purpose. More than that, the book also emphasizes how imperfections, wrong choices, and suffering can also be part of God’s ultimate plan. This is pointed out in part eight, where Jesus of Nazareth was chosen by God to suffer, only to rise again and pay for the sins of the world.
Packed with stories from the Bible that touch the heart and have the power to perish any form of doubts that the reader may have about themselves or life in general, this book is a beam of inspiration for the hopeless and confused. Together with words of affirmation and assurance that we each have an important role to fulfill, the writer has done an excellent job in warmly concluding the whole book in its last meaningful pages. Truly, faith and trust can redirect your life in accordance to God’s plan.
Honed by the hardships of life and how they turned out to be blessings in disguise, writer Norma Evans Barber flawlessly crafted a book destined to change the lives of many. Inspiring, powerful, and full of hope, “The People’s Choice VS God’s Choice” undoubtedly provides spiritual guidance and wisdom to people from all walks of life. During days and moments when you question the meaning of living and your purpose in the world, this book is the key to shifting your perspective and redirecting your life.
– The Moving Words Review
Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 2, 2023
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