Book Review: Raw Faith


Author:  Kasey Van Norman

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014

Kasey Van Norman’s book, Raw Faith, will allow you a glimpse into the life of a woman who comes up against a critical health crisis that pushes her to examine her faith.  On the onset Kasey Van Norman lives an ideal life.  She has a family, a ministry, and is in a “good” place, then comes the diagnosis of cancer which leaves her shaken up and forces her to evaluate her true beliefs and challenges her to face the issue of trusting God in an uncertain hour in her life. 

Van Norman’s book is full of personal insights and precious private moments taken from her own journaling as she battled through  cancer.  She is blunt and honest, sharing her feelings concerning the physical toll and the mental and spiritual effect of chemotherapy and the road to recovery.  Van Norman’s writing style is personal, yet, she is also a storyteller, weaving her journey and emotions with Biblical examples of people who went through adversity and saw God move on their behalf.  I appreciated that Van Norman does not mince words and leads the reader to examine their own faith in God as well as calling the reader to look at their own heart  attitude towards the things of God.  This leads to some challenging moments where the author teaches us what examining ourselves looks like.  Sin is dangerous and Van Norman is sure to make plain mankind’s shortfalls and our need of a Savior. 

This book would be great for anyone who is struggling in their faith.  Someone who has struggled in their walk with the Lord because of a physical illness would be blessed by this honest look at a woman’s journey that led to true surrender to Christ.  Raw Faith helps us to see that sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that leads to great transformation.  God will indeed use what the enemy of our soul meant for evil, to bring about good.  Raw Faith delivers some of the  “good” that comes when we trust God in every circumstance. 



*I received a complimentary copy of Raw Faith from Tyndale Publishing House in exchange for my honest review.

Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414364784

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