by Janet Thompson
Our morally deteriorating culture has forgotten God’s goodness. The survival of the Christian faith depends on creating a culture of God-memories that must start now!
Today’s culture is quickly forgetting the goodness and power of God. The Bible describes the potential destruction through all generations to people who forget God. The dangers are paramount. If we don’t remember what God has already done, we won’t believe what he is capable of doing in the future. Memory builds faith.
Forsaken God? explores biblical examples of forgetting God as God repeatedly pleads for his people to remember his mighty acts and deeds. As you read this captivating book, you will have an opportunity to recall your own memories of God and learn the power of sharing those memories with the next generation. Janet Thompson and other contributors share open and honest stories of forgetting God’s goodness and offer ways that help them to remember that will help you too!
Author, speaker, and freelance editor, Janet Thompson is the founder of Woman to Woman Mentoring and About His Work Ministries. Sharing life's experiences and God's faithfulness is the premise of Janet's writing and speaking. She's the author of 18 books and has an MA in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from Cal Lutheran University. After living in California all her life, and a member of Saddleback Church for 23 years, she and her husband Dave now enjoy living in the rural mountains of Idaho. Janet enjoys walking mountain trails and spending time with their 11 grandchildren.
“Forsaken God? is a must-read book! Janet skillfully points the reader to specific ways we can remember the goodness of God. This book poignantly weaves biblical wisdom with the true stories of people who have rediscovered the power of honoring, praising, and celebrating God. The bonus in the last few chapters offers hands-on steps for fostering a generation of people who choose to remember the praiseworthy deeds of our God and will pass that knowledge on to others. This is a book you will refer to again and again.”
—Carol Kent, speaker and author of When I Lay My Isaac Down
“This book does a great job of challenging us to share our spiritual journey with our children, grandchildren, and future generations in verbal stories and/or in print. Our stories of how we have experienced God working in and through our lives can have a great impact on future generations of his faithfulness in our lives. We can demonstrate to them that life is hard, not always fair, but God will walk with us if we allow him to hold our hand.”
— Lillian Penner, National Prayer coordinator, Christian Grandparenting Network, author of Grandparenting with a Purpose
“Janet Thompson reminds us we are in a love relationship with our creator. He adores us and wants to shower us with proof. It is we who too often pull away. Forsaken God? isn’t a book propagating guilt, it is a how-to manual showing us practical as well as spiritual ways to restore the romance in our relationship with the Almighty.”
— Anita Agers Brooks, inspirational business/life coach, international speaker, and award-winning author of Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over and First Hired, Last Fired: How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market
“In Janet Thompson’s Forsaken God? you will find a nugget or a boulder that will remind you why you trust in God. Her powerful book will supply more biblical principles, stories, prayers, and discussion ideas than you ever thought possible. I guarantee you will remember!”
— Kathy Collard Miller, speaker and author of many books, including Never Ever Be the Same: A New You Starts Today
“Janet Thompson has written a book that is greatly needed in our daand age. She expertly and sensitively takes us on a journey to truly consider God and his faithful intervention in our lives, for our good. Each chapter is set up to help the reader consider and contrast his/her present understanding, grow in knowledge and conviction, then apply the truths presented to enjoy a life of faith. Recognizing, honoring, praising, and celebrating God, as this book helps us do, are certain to restore hope and optimism, sorely needed in these days of increasing wickedness. Written for either personal or group study, this book has the potential to transform our generation and many generations to follow.”
— Pamela Christian, author of the Faith to Live By series, speaker, and media personality: Pamela Christian Ministries
“Janet doesn’t just tell us why we should remember God’s goodness; she takes us by the hand and guides us through practical ways to recognize God’s presence and activity. She helps us develop a new awareness and equips us with the tools we need to step into a new level in our relationship with God. Steeped in Scripture and filled with real life examples, Forsaken God? will help you grasp God’s goodness and share the bounty!”
— Kathy Howard, Bible teacher and author of Unshakeable Faith and
God Is My Refuge
“What a refreshing book! Janet gently guides her readers in remembering the goodness of God when our society has largely forgotten him. The promptings for personal reflection at the end of each chapter help you develop healthy heart habits. Thank you, Janet, for giving us what we need—not another selfhelp book, but a well-timed reminder of profound truth: God is good.”
— Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed
“When we forget the goodness of God, we lose. When we dwell in the goodness of God, we win. The strength of our lives rises and falls with our accurate view of God. Janet helps us remember God; and in remembering, we become better people who can create a better, more God-honoring future.”
— Pam and Bill Farrel, directors of Love-Wise, authors of 7 Simple skills for Every Woman, 7 Simple Skills for Every Man, and best-selling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti
“Forsaken God? equips us to intentionally remember the ‘God incidences’ in our lives. Uniquely written, this book inspires us to embrace the profound significance of reflecting on our God-moments and to pass those memories on—and the faith strengthened by them to the next generation. Forsaken God? is a powerful resource for individuals and small groups alike. I highly recommend it.”
— Stephani Shott, founder of The MOM Initiative and author of The Making of a Mom: Practical Help for Purposeful Parenting
“Forsaken God? is a memory jogger that will explode your awareness of God’s presence in this world and in your life. Filled with Scripture, true stories of God speaking into lives, and suggestions for remembering his goodness, Janet’s latest book will encourage you to recognize God is alive and active. If you’ve ever questioned where God is, this book will help you find answers by discovering his presence in your own journey.”
— Poppy Smith, MSFD, inspirational speaker, spiritual life coach, author of I’m Too Young to Be This Old, I’m Too Human to Be Like Jesus, Reaching Higher, and Why Can’t He Be More Like Me?
Dimensions (inches): 5.5 x 8.5
Weight (pounds): 0.7