The ending of 2021 consisted of me finishing up my year of reading a minimum of two books a month. I finished last year strong with an amazing book,“Divine Disruption: Holding on to Faith When Life Breaks Your Heart” by Dr. Tony Evans, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst, and Jonathan Evans. When I tell you that I was so excited to get my hands on this highly anticipated book. I have been a follower of Dr. Tony Evans for years and his teachings have helped me through very difficult times. Needless to say that I was very excited to read this book. I’m still in awe over Dr. Tony Evans first African-American Study Bible that launched a few years ago.
Over the years as I have continued to follow the family I was aware of different life experiences that they have endured over the last few years. Dating back as far as 2018 before the pandemic they have lost six beloved family members including their cousin and niece, Wynter Pitts; Dr. Evans’ father, aunt, and uncle; and their beloved wife and mother, Dr. Lois Evans. The lost of Dr. Lois Evans has probable been the most impactful. Her lost wasn’t only a lost to their family but to a nation. Dr. Lois was truly a angel on earth.
BOOKS OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION
An insightful biblical and conversational response from Dr. Tony Evans and his four children – Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, and Jonathan Evans – on how God uses the hard things of this life to draw us into a deeper faith in Him.
Divine Disruption explores the many hardships we experience in life and how God breaks through with the power of hope. In the book, Dr. Tony Evans and his four children – Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, and Jonathan Evans – discuss their faith-shaking experiences: from the deep grief of losing six loved ones in less than two years’ time, with the most devastating blow being the death of Lois Evans, the matriarch of the family, to a deep dive into dealing with the various hard, unexpected things we all face. Life throws many curves – whether the loss of a job or health due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, or marriage and relationship issues, problems with children, even the recent racial and political unrest.
The authors step together into a unique Kingdom Legacy partnership, opening themselves to the honest questions, raw emotions, and solutions they learned to cling to amid their various struggles as they honor their mother’s wish to work together. Through their bond and individual strengths, they demonstrate how even the most devastating tragedies can bring glory to God as He continues to meet their needs and build their faith.
In Divine Disruption, Dr. Tony Evans and his children pull back the curtain on their faith-shaking experiences, in order to provide biblical wisdom and practical encouragement for how to deal with the hard, unexpected things we all inevitably face.
You’ll walk away with insights on:
- Why bad things happen despite a good and powerful God
- Persevering in difficult times and experiencing God’s peace
- What causes distress in your life—and how to move past it
- How to keep your faith from being damaged during tough times
Join the Evans Family in this unique Kingdom Legacy partnership as they candidly share honest questions they’ve asked, raw emotions they’ve felt, and solutions they’ve learned. Your life may have been interrupted, but you can use that to grow closer to God—and find peace.
As I have watched them over the years it was immediately apparent that this is a very close-knit family however social media hasn’t done them justice with how they have been intentional to be available for one another. The first part of the book consist of personal perceptions vs the second half of the book, which provides you with more inspirational and devotional. This is the perfect book to read to experience first hand how this powerful family of ordained ministers and leaders in ministry maneuvered through the pandemic while dealing with losses. This book was extremely motivating and uplifting. I highly recommend adding it to your 2022 reading list.
** I received this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.**