Religion, Hope and Love is the forty eighth e book from the pen of Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian. On this quantity, he summarizes recommendation derived from years of finding out the Scripture and repair within the Center East and within the USA. Whilst you may be blessed by studying this e book in a single sitting, there are ideas and options in every message that require prayerful consideration and disciplined observe.

Rev. Tootikian requires a accountable, significant Christian life, which is feasible solely via private information of the Lord, an ongoing relationship with Him and trustful give up to His teachings and steerage. Humanity is created in God’s picture. There may be that means in our life, and we’re chargeable for residing with function. All people is working on this life, however what’s extra essential than our pace or the space we run, is why we run and the route we’re heading.

Because the title suggests, the e book is about religion, hope and love, their that means and significance in our private life. Quoting from Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians, Rev. Tootikian reminds us all via this e book that love is the best. Each within the English and within the Armenian sections, Rev. Tootikian clearly reminds the reader of God’s excellent love expressed within the delivery, teachings, demise and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He invitations us to comply with Christ’s instance of self-giving, mature love in our day by day life, which is feasible solely for individuals who know and belief Him.

The e book has a message for each season of the Christian calendar. Vital theological and social points come up, however the creator’s primary concern is to encourage and problem readers to stay a accountable and significant life. That form of life is the results of figuring out God via the Son, assembly God in day by day experiences of normal life, steady and prayerful examine of the Bible, Christian disciplines, worship and repair.

Private tales from the creator’s religion journey and alter of views on account of life expertise deliver a particular richness to the e book. In a time when everyone seeks a better life and does the whole lot attainable to be free of day by day tensions, Rev. Tootikian writes that some rigidity in our life is important to assist us perform higher, develop in our private life and enhance {our relationships}. 

Whereas the e book is useful for everyone at any stage of life, there are chapters the creator addresses to Armenian readers that provide steerage for residing a balanced life in a number of worlds of the diaspora. Within the Armenian part, the creator discusses problems with curiosity to Armenians, and offers recommendation to church leaders, pastors, and political leaders.

I like to recommend this e book for its recommendation about private, religious, relational and communal points of your life. It’s written by somebody who has skilled life’s ups and downs and continues educating and impacting lives via his day by day encounters. Learn the e book prayerfully; don’t rush. Attempt to discover solutions to non-public questions requested repeatedly all through its pages, so that you could possibly develop not solely in information however in your character and godliness.

Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian

Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian is the minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America.

Rev. Hendrik Shanazarian

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