Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God

Christian - Devotion/Study
48 Pages
Reviewed on 11/25/2019
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Reviewed by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo for Readers' Favorite

Author Ann Spearman starts out her book, Reflection Of A Great, Mighty, Magnificent God, by stating that one needs to say good things because the devil is just waiting for you to say bad things and make these come true. The whole book discusses also that we need to listen to that still small voice from the Holy Spirit. An example of this still small voice is in every chapter. The examples include waking her daughter up when her daughter’s alarm clock did not go off, being reminded that the car lights were left on, not opening the front door at 3:00 a.m., walking to the car late at night near a liquor store, fear of a bridge, shots only being a car backfiring, a pit bull growling one minute then whimpering the next, and the car having bullets sprayed at it yet everyone survived. Often we hear that still small voice as it comes from somewhere, but that is, according to Spearman, the Holy Spirit. She has her book filled with and backed up by Bible verses.

This book’s only illustration is the front cover. However, Ann Spearman’s book is so descriptive in word to make up for the lack of any illustrations. Her book flows smoothly from chapter to chapter with personal experiences of the works of God, ranging from acts experienced herself, her husband, her daughter and her son. After reading these experiences, one just might believe in a higher power. The book makes hope seem possible, especially when a person is questioning the existence of a higher power. If a person wants to know more, Spearman has her examples validated by Bible verses for a reader to look up these in the Bible themselves for further studying. This book is good for Christian readers and to have when one is questioning his/her faith.

Edith Wairimu

In Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God, Ann Spearman shares her profound personal journey of walking with the Holy Spirit for many years. For Spearman, the Holy Spirit has been a remarkable companion. He has guided her through many short scenarios and even through long difficult seasons. In one anecdote, Spearman recounts how hearkening to the Holy Spirit’s voice saved her and her family from a break-in. Other accounts are equally impactful and they point to the ever-present nature of God. The work stresses the importance of being mindful of what we say, as words have power and the benefit of obeying the Holy Spirit’s voice. Biblical scriptures are included which expound on the messages in the book.

Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God is written with an encouraging tone. It reflects upon God’s ability to rescue and his constant love. Scriptures included are also uplifting such as Psalms 46:1 that speaks of God as a constant source of refuge and strength. The language used is easily comprehensible as the words and phrases used are straightforward. The accounts shared feature fascinating revelations that are life-changing. The work is brief, an easy read for any reader wanting to learn more about the Holy Spirit through the author’s personal journey. Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God is an amazing book filled with many enlightening lessons. With themes that range from learning to walk in unconditional love, overcoming fear, and anecdotes that reflect upon God’s power, it contains invaluable insight that will benefit readers.

Liz Konkel

Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God by Ann Spearman focuses on making positive declarations about your life and to watch what you say. Inside this book readers will be treated to personal experiences that give lessons in faith and love, conquering fear and letting God into your life. This stems from the various tests that the author has experienced and she uses these to reflect and inspire others to shape their own destiny, to be mindful of what they say, to choose to find the positive, and that people are in our lives for a reason whether as a positive impact or a negative one, and to look to God for guidance through it all.

Ann Spearman shares various reflections she’s had in her life where she has seen God’s grace and love. These are different moments where she’s been confronted by fear or realized God’s protective hand over her life. The root of it is to be mindful of what you say with a few of these examples woven throughout. Ann aims to encourage others to think about their lives, to find the glory of God and the positivity that life is offering. Several of the moments are rooted in fear where the author has worked through those experiences. These are everyday fears and real-life situations that are prevalent with Ann drawing out the positive from having the experience. The various lessons throughout include God has a plan, unconditional love, faith, God’s help in the face of trouble, and getting to know the Holy Spirit. Reflection of a Great, Mighty, Magnificent God is a quick read but with a mindful message that will brighten your day and guide you toward reflecting on your own experiences.

Mamta Madhavan

Reflection Of A Great, Mighty, Magnificent God by Ann Spearman is a thought-provoking book that will make readers realize the importance of using words properly. The book makes readers aware of the power of words and how using negative words can actually create reality. Reading this book will encourage readers to stop using negative words and start speaking about the good things they want to manifest in their lives. Using positive declarations consistently and believing in the heart that is required is the best way to manifest good things in life. The book is enlightening and will encourage and bless readers as they begin their journey with God.

The author has a very positive and motivating approach to a topic that is often discussed and that is relevant. Her journey with God is inspiring and the book reiterates the power and presence of God in everybody's lives. The insights shared by the author are uplifting and her personal experiences will help readers appreciate and have gratitude to the Holy Spirit who is always there to guide and direct them properly. The author's way of expressing is simple and that makes it easy for readers to understand her words and every story shared by her on how God touched her life, making her the person she is today. It is a good book that can be used in Bible classes for people to connect easily with God and feel the magnificence and love of God. As the Scriptures say: "I will never leave you or forsake you."