Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Book Review: Times of Perseverance by Gregg L. Grossman

About the Book:

Times of Perseverance: Hope and Healing on the Battlefields of Life is a gripping narrative chronicling a Jewish man’s tenacious survival from personal and family traumatic brain injury, while capturing a transparent glimpse into the soul of a wounded man. His brother’s severe traumatic brain injury reveals that God leads a person to himself in times of tragedy. Moreover, his near-death experience which was a result of human error teaches about God’s forgiveness from Scripture. This is not only a story of a Jewish man coming to faith in Jesus Christ and his theological progression to becoming a Messianic Jew. Rather, it encapsulates a genuine, longitudinal account of overcoming life adversity and grief while providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to the wounded of society.

Gregg’s experiential account of loss from the coronavirus breathes comfort into the wearied soul contemplating meaning to life in this twenty-first-century postmodern era. Hence this poignant story inspires the reader to acquire life purpose and experience restoration on their battlefields of life.

My Thoughts:

My fascination with stories of those who transition from Reformed Judaism to Messianic Judaism or Christianity led me to read Times of Perseverance by Gregg L. Grossman. Part-memoir, part-devotional, this book chronicles various life events and the resulting spiritual lessons. Occasionally, I wanted more details about an event, but I respect the author’s desire for privacy about certain matters. The devotional portions reflected practical, hard-won wisdom and spiritual truths.

Times of Perseverance demands to be read slowly. One chapter per day was ideal for me. The writing is often analytic and academic, but I enjoyed that aspect because it forced me to pay greater attention to the narrative. The journal entries that the author included were stunningly beautiful. Though Time of Perseverance is unique in its format and writing style, I stayed interested through the entire book and found it encouraging during a difficult season.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, it sure sounds inspiring and intense. I love your photo of the book too!