Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 17, 2011

Random souls become God’s hands

Lots of churches are troubled today because of divisive issues that often tear a church apart. Oftentimes our struggles involve doing the right thing for the wrong reasons or doing the wrong thing for the right reasons.  Either of these scenarios can foster hurt feelings and poor attitudes often causing people to leave the church altogether.  Many times these events are centered on the pastor or church leadership.  Most is caused by gossip and slander whether it is true or untrue.

“Random Souls” by Deanna Rutledge is a book that discusses what happens when a troubled church can’t come to grips with its past without losing its hope for the future.  The book begins with Pastor Jason getting caught in a compromising position with a woman he is counseling.  Falsely accused, he must clear his name or be asked to resign from the pastorate in disgrace.  A group of random souls in his small group becomes a source of strength in his time of need.  This group of troubled individuals not only find a mission but they discover that God is present in their time of deepest need.


Rutledge’s book demonstrates that God can and does work through our problems.  We may not know why He allows a certain trial to befall us, but we can be assured that He has a purpose for it and it may not be about us.  Discover what being a part of the body of Christ means as you read this incredible story of uncertainty turn to joy.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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