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book-grand-weaverBook Review: The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
Review by Emily King
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As unique individuals, each of our lives is woven, as the author puts it, like an elegant Indian wedding sari. The pattern is known solely by the weaver who holds the threads in his hands. Only when all six yards of the garment have been finished is the superb craftsmanship of the weaver displayed. In The Grand Weaver, Zacharias explains how God works His purpose and plan into each of our lives. With thoughtfulness and insight, the author explores the question of how much God is involved in the events of our lives, from the mundane to the miraculous, from tragic to thrilling.

Zacharias “weaves” stories into the fabric of the book. Some of them are thought provoking, some absolutely heartwarming, encouraging the reader to see that only God could have orchestrated the events. The author also delves into the things that matter in our design such as our DNA, disappointments, our calling, morality, spirituality, our will, worship and destiny. So while God is sovereign, he allows our decisions to add to or detract from the pattern. However, if we surrender to His loving grace and forgiveness, “in our new walk, we make choices that help shape the design into something beautiful.”

Ravi Zacharias is a distinguished speaker and the author of numerous books. His weekly radio program, Let My People Think, is broadcast over 1,500 stations around the world.
This is the first of his books I’ve read, but it will not be the last. But as the fabric of my own life seems to have a new wrinkle, I have decided I will read The Grand Weaver again.