Book 3

On a Stormy Day 삶에 폭풍우가 몰려 올 때

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
188 Pages
Reviewed on 10/25/2023
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

On a Stormy Day by Andrew W. Choi is an inspirational book designed to move readers to Christian belief and trust in Jesus Christ. The book explores a strong theme: the moment of crisis when the storm rages. There are those moments when things don't go the way we want and we are beset with frustration, agony, anger, sadness, hopelessness, panic, and other negative emotions. When we experience the tumultuous moment when emotions run wild, what do we do and what should we do? In this book, the author offers a clear, simple answer and illustrates why — we should turn to Jesus who hurries toward us to calm the storm. The author shares biblical wisdom in five chapters, drawing inspiration from the Scriptures and showing readers how God's unfailing love and mysterious grace are always there to help and rescue them when the storm rages.

In this book, readers will learn to look to Jesus when the storm threatens to tear them apart, discover valuable lessons from the experience of the Israelites as they crossed the Red Sea, understand the power of hope inscribed in the mystery of Christ’s cross, be inspired by the experience of Elijah who was lifted by God in his moment of depression and greatest need, and capture the love of one's neighbor. On a Stormy Day is as easy to read as the message it conveys. The author delivers a message of hope to Christian readers who might be having a bad day, relating biblical stories of people in similar circumstances and how God stood by them, becoming their strength. The author offers salient and succinct interpretations of the different episodes from Scripture where God's grace intervenes in human favor. This book is written in a style that is simple and language that is accessible. It is a work of love for Christian readers and anyone looking for the kind of literature that will help them through another bad day.

Amy Raines

In Book 3: On a Stormy Day by Andrew W Choi, the author says that even when we do not know what we should be praying for, Jesus knows and prays for us when we need his love the most. Trusting in God is not simply about loving Him during our best days. It is just as important to trust God when we’re going through our darkest days. Just as the Israelites needed God when they were stuck between death by the sea or death in battle, God will fight for us even when we don’t think we’re strong enough to fight for ourselves. Discover the meaning behind the words of St. Augustine and how significant they are for the past, present, and future.

Book 3: On a Stormy Day is an amazing book filled with the word of God and explanations that will help a seasoned Christian as well as someone who has just begun their spiritual journey. Andrew W Choi has gone above and beyond to make the word of God as understandable as possible. I absolutely love that Choi discusses so many important scriptures that have an impact on everyday life. This book could easily be read as a guide on its own or added to daily devotional scripture readings. I recommend On a Stormy Day to anyone who is interested in understanding more about God’s messages for humanity and how each passage has significant meaning for us. I hope that Choi continues his work and writes more of these amazing books for others to enjoy and learn from.

Jamie Michele

In the theological book On a Stormy Day, Andrew W. Choi's analysis explores topics like the stories of Job, the man born blind in John 9, the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, and the prophet Elijah, along with Christ's parable of the Good Samaritan. He underscores that suffering is not always tied to personal sin, highlighting it as a test of faith and an opportunity for divine intervention. Choi emphasizes maintaining a positive perspective during trials, drawing inspiration from Job's faith and the blind man's role in God's plan. The Israelites' crisis at the Red Sea illustrates trust in God during difficult times. Regarding Elijah, Choi emphasizes acknowledging and seeking support for emotional struggles. In interpreting the Good Samaritan parable, he emphasizes universal compassion, transcending identity and background, with various theological interpretations reinforcing the importance of showing mercy to all.

What I really liked about On a Stormy Day by Andrew W. Choi is how concise and accessible it is. Frequently, theological studies have a tendency to veer into loquaciousness, and often the way they are written is more complex than what they are trying to break down. With Choi, the tone is intelligent and authorative, meaning it is clear he knows what he is conveying, while also being written in a way that everyone can understand. The standout to me is Choi making sure that we are clear on the fact that God's presence and comfort can be found in the quiet and gentle whisper, not just in extraordinary events. He inspires readers to have quiet time with God and listen attentively to His gentle whispering voice; that God's strength and comfort can be found in the stillness of prayer and meditation (1 Kings 19:12). I also really liked Choi's stressing the importance of physical nourishment in overcoming depression. He shows us the role of food in helping Elijah regain his strength and continue his journey, showing that proper nutrition is crucial during difficult times. I think this will be relatable and relevant to people today, perhaps more now than ever, and overall, Choi offers solid, scripturally-based guidance for everyone. Very highly recommended.

Constance Stadler

Book 3: On a Stormy Day is an astute study of biblical literature with a clear purpose—to demonstrate its relevance for Christians dealing with the tribulations of modern life. There are several core premises. Faith does not mean the end of suffering, but devoted followers who courageously combat doubt will reap renewed hope and strengthened character. Andrew W. Choi shares familiar parables in ways that support ongoing value. To affirm that Christian tenets remain essential truths, the story of how the disciples erred in not reaching out to Christ when endangered is illustrative. The punishment of Moses and King Saul for their lack of humility reinforces the importance of religious fidelity. The steadfast faith of Job when torn by agony and Elijah's gift of comfort when overwhelmed by a destitute heart further exemplify the author’s conviction about what constitutes a meaningful life.

There is a wealth of examples in On a Stormy Day clarifying what devotion means, ranging from the immense effort of an Olympic athlete to the response of a woman learning of a child tortured in the Holocaust. The narrative repeatedly affirms that faithful belief leads to an empowered outlook, which can ably address challenges and times of crisis. Offering intriguing insights, such as comparing St. Augustine’s reading of the Good Samaritan allegory and Baptist interpretations, Andrew W. Choi offers stimulating considerations. Prompts intended to guide discussion and foster spiritual renewal are at the close of every chapter. While focused on reaffirming the vital relationship between text and overcoming today’s hurdles, the probing tone of the book has widespread appeal for interested readers. Whether responding to seminal questions or affirming dedication, the words of Paul in his letter to the Romans succinctly encompass the central theme: ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?”

K.C. Finn

Book 3: On a Stormy Day is a work of non-fiction in the religious writing, self-help, and inspirational writing subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Andrew W Choi. The work seeks to help readers include the teachings of Jesus in their daily lives, particularly in times of hardship. Through the metaphor of stormy seas, Choi advocates for allowing God and Christian teachings to captain our lives so that we may find harmony and peace, even in the most turbulent periods.

Author Andrew W Choi has crafted a devoted work that will give Christian readers a lot to enjoy. The layout of the book offers a great mix of biblical passages and teachings alongside quotations and ideas from history that are a great comparative match. On top of this, Choi’s narrative is layered with thoughtful considerations about the implications of living with Jesus as a guiding hand in everything we do, and his authorial voice is intelligent and gentle. I also felt that the chapter structure covers different topics well to give readers bite-sized lessons to consider, and the questions at the end of each section would make a fantastic addition to any Bible study or prayer group. Whether you are religious or not, the questions themselves are well worth asking on your journey through self-reflection to promote personal growth and self-awareness. Overall, Book 3: On a Stormy Day is sure to answer many questions about faith and inner peace, and I would certainly recommend it to devout readers everywhere.