Book Review: God In The Whirlwind

God In the Whirlwind, by Tim Ellsworth

In the circles of the blogworld that I frequent, there have already been a couple of reviews of this book offered, but I feel compelled to add my two-cents worth.

This book chronicles the accounts of several students and faculty of Union University in Jackson, TN, whose lives were miraculously spared from the fury of an EF4 tornado on February 5 of this year.

I have never read a book (the Bible of course being considered separately) that fed my faith like this book. On a night when emergency personnel informed the local hospital that they should be prepared for one hundred casualties, God providentially delivered everyone on campus from dying in this storm.

Testimony after testimony provides a cohesive and gripping account that literally left me with goosebumps on my arms and tears in my eyes. Without a doubt, the faith and lives of those who encountered this twister have been changed forever.

It is a powerful testimony of the grace and glory of God. My recommendation is, “Buy this book.” Read it. Read it again and then pass it along to a friend who may be going through a storm of their own. It just may encourage them to look for God in their whirlwind.


10 responses to “Book Review: God In The Whirlwind

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  2. Wow, Gordon. I am honored and humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much.

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  4. It’s my pleasure, Tim. Thanks for being a willing vessel of God in writing this book.

  5. Question here, can it bee order from a any bookstore?

    oh morning 😉

  6. Yes, Janice. You can order it from Lifeway or Amazon. If you click on the link at the top of the article it will take you to the Lifeway online store where you can order it.


  7. Thanks for the recommendation. I’m always looking for good reads. Have you read Tony Dungy’s autobiography? Not great literature, but a wonderful testimony. Almost every chapter explains the plan of salvation.

  8. I haven’t yet read Tony Dungy’s book, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  9. Sounds great, Gordon. Hopefully my copy will arrive next week! 😉

  10. Gordon,
    You did a great job of reviewing the book. Sounds great.
    “The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.”
    Nahum 1:3b
    God is AWESOME.

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