Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Book Review: The Emancipation of Robert Sadler by Robert Sadler with Marie Chapian

         I've read other stories about slavery in the US south. Many of those stories were inspiring, shocking and stories that leave you dumb founded by the capability of evil in the human heart. The Emancipation of Robert Sadler is all of this and more. What I found in this book that is lacking in many of the others is the stories of the way God was moving and did miracles in the midst of slavery.  How God enabled Robert to overcome in the midst of evil and become a messenger and a powerful man of God that will lead at least hundreds to the Kingdom.

       I finished this book feeling my lack and my ignorance of the ever speaking voice of God. Robert's obedience to heed the word of the Lord by always having an ear open to hear God's voice and to act upon it, left me in prayer for the same manifest in my life. I was pleasantly surprised to see a large section on which Robert visited my city (Winnipeg, Canada) and a reservation that my foster brother is from.  Who knows how Robert's visit that many years ago had an effect on where my brother's walk with the Lord today.
        The book itself is a very easy read, I finished it in a matter of 3 days. It will leaving hanging on every word. It takes you through his life as a slave, his freedom, and his ministry.  I recommend this book to everyone, simply because slavery did not end with the US south. There is today the largest slavery movement happening on your front doorstep; it's called human trafficking and the sex slave trade. Be rest assured that there are similar stories going on even now with what you will find in The Emancipation of Robert Sadler.  It will leave you inspired and hopefully open up your eyes to the Lord's ability to use anyone he chooses.  

You will find this book sitting on my shelf beside another inspiring story with many similarities; "The Same Kind of Different As Me".

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group