"We live in an amazing world. Rich variety is expressed in our food, clothing styles, architecture, languages, occupations, and religious expressions. Yet, despite our diverse cultures and the unique ways we human beings spend our days, we all strive for all that life might offer.
In this search for life - full, real life - many grasp for individual moments of fulfillment and consequently live in a never-ending quest. A cruise or exotic dinner promises pleasure but ends quickly without any sustained satisfaction. Surely life is more than chasing moments! Life leaves many of us empty in the end. No one should neglect the question to find out whether life has ultimate meaning. The question is this: "Will I live life or simply exist?"
The classic phrase "the blind leading the blind" identifies a key obstacle preventing the enjoyment of life's true meaning. Long before most people ever ask the right questions about life, they're already following the same path as nearly everyone else. Leaders tend to groom those who come behind them to follow in what they have learned from those who went before. No one knows, if, why, or how the path they're on will lead to a truly fulfilled life. Few are brave enough to consider that so many could be so wrong.
The essence of what Jesus came to do is expressed in his statement, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10b). Jesus invites each of us to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matthew 7:13-14)."
In the book, Chasing Moments by Ed Malone, the reader is invited into the journey of just what the difference is in having a meaningful and abundant life. Far too often people strive to get to the next level in their life assured that once they arrive, happiness will follow. Only when they arrive, they find the moment fleeting at best and are still mystified to wonder where their happiness went. This book walks the reader through the hows and whys of a Christian relationship with Jesus and offers a self assurance that the happiness we seek will never be found in this life, but in the one that lies once we breathe our last breath here on Earth.
If you have ever wondered where true happiness is found, I would strongly encourage you to take a look at this powerful but simple book that details the purpose of why Jesus Christ's life and death was important and how we can each take a step in the right direction to assure ourselves of an eternal home that can only be found with a belief in Jesus Christ.
I received Chasing Moments by Ed Malone compliments of Deep River Books and Bring It On Communications for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. I picked up this book myself to read because I felt like I was going through a dry spell in my own spiritual walk and wanted to draw a deeper meaning to the value of my life and my purpose here. I already know that no matter what I have in this life, it will never be enough. The better job, the bigger house, more money in the bank will alleviate certain fears in your life, but happiness can never come from wanting more but in doing more for others who need the very help you can offer. Trust me, the impacts in doing those things are life changing and memorable in ways I can't describe. All I know is the more you do them, the more you want to keep on doing them. People feel that they would do more to help others if they won the lottery or made more money, but why don't you help people now with what you can. Make a difference now in small ways than waiting for the big moment that may never come. Perhaps God is simply waiting to see how you handle the small things before launching you into bigger ones. I easily rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to those in need of spiritual awakening or even spiritual refreshing.