Carol Kent’s newest book, Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything, is a book full of inspiration and encouragement for those who are enduring the unimaginable, those whose definition of a normal life has been altered without warning and for the unforeseeable duration. This book shows readers what can happen when wildfire faith meets the firestorms of life and helps them either to prepare for such or to let God develop it within them as they fight their way through now.
Though Kent has shared her family’s story in previous books, she brings readers up-to-date in this one, showing how her family has not only endured, but grown strong in faith through their own experiences. Throughout the book, Kent shares stories of other women who’ve weathered firestorms and developed unquenchable faith of their own. These stories illustrate Kent’s points helping readers to understand that all Christians face moments when the fire of their faith grows weak and must learn how to cooperate with God’s Spirit to build a faith that endures. God is with His children in their firestorms, and, though no one can understand His ways, all can be confident that He will rescue His children in His perfect timing, whether in this lifetime or by eventually leading them into eternity with Him. Kent also uses the images of embers, burning bush moments, sparks, and the Refiner’s fire to help readers better understand how faith in God works. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for personal reflection and a faith-building challenge to attempt.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review, but it came at a good time for me. I appreciate Kent’s teaching, her honesty, and her illustrations. I also enjoyed her choice of Bible translation, The Message, which seemed especially appropriate to the content of this book. I’ll be praying for her family as I continue to contemplate the truths of her book and to incorporate them ever more deeply into my life. I recommend this book to all Christians, but especially to those who are walking through a time of testing now.