R. L. Keller Releases THERE ARE NO MCDONALD'S IN HEAVEN
WestBow Press There Are No McDonald's in Heaven: Waiting On God, by R. L. Keller, discusses how the average person in this day and age of speed, has lost their patience to wait on even the smallest need.
Fast food restaurants, instant dinners, banking "quick-pay", microwave ovens, Email - the list can go on and on. In his book, There Are No McDonald's In Heaven, Keller agrees that waiting in general can be a chore at best and waiting for an answer to a prayer from a God you cannot see can be excruciating.
If the wait is longer than we anticipated we just may end up questioning His very existence if we aren't careful. This book is designed to make believers aware what the Bible says about waiting. It is a characteristic that must be cultivated just like our own relationship with God Himself. It shines a light on the attributes necessary to more effectively wait for God's answers. They can take more time to come than we may like, but since time is irrelevant to the creator of all things, in the end we find that our answers have come just exactly when they were needed the most.
There Are No McDonald's In Heaven starts with the basics; faith and trust. Without them we won't get very far in our quest to wait more effectively. The Christian belief system asks us to place our unyielding faith in an unseen deity who claims to have created us. Since we were made with a free will to choose our own path, we must decide whether or not we will place our faith and trust in this deity. The book delves into whether God is worthy of our trust. Next it tackles the biggest problem most folks have in life; having patience. In addition to patience we must have perseverance, for if we don't have the perseverance to push through to the end we will rob ourselves of many a blessing.
In waiting we must develop a sense of consistency. We mustn't waver in our resolve to hold on until God reveals that which He wants us to know. In the midst of all the character building, there is a portion that looks at the price that was paid for our sins. The crucifixion is described by a medical doctor so we know clearly and concisely just what Jesus physically endured for us all.
In the end, There Are No McDonald's In Heaven is an excellent handbook to help the believer understand all that is entailed in waiting. It is a book that will encourage, edify and instruct any follower of Christ so that while the wait may not be any shorter, you will not lose your mind in the process.
R. L. Keller is an author, speaker and founder of Bread of Life Ministries in Brick, NJ.