“Wind & Waves” Part 11

Wind & Waves: You Gotta Read This! (YGRT!)
“The LORD does not forget the cry of the afflicted.” Psalm 9:12
 
“Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel During Alzheimer’s Disease”
by Dr. Benjamin Mast, 2014, Zondervan Books, 191 pages, $14.99.
 
This book is an incredible read for many reasons. The author is ultra-qualified on the topic. Dr. Mast is a renowned expert on the topic of Alzheimer’s Disease, a Professor of Psychological Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville, but more than that he is a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, an elder at Sojourn Community Church, and a sound biblical counselor. Second Forgetting brings all the latest scientific and healthcare information we need about Alzheimer’s, but also deep, spiritual encouragement and hope from the Scriptures that God remembers us, even when we forget Him. This is not an Alzheimer’s medical manual; it is a richly, devotional instructional on how to face Alzheimer’s as either a patient or a caregiver with the hope that God’s grace has personal, powerful, daily pertinence even in the face of such a dreaded disease. Filled with helpful, up-to-date information, Dr. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering God’s commitment never to forget His people. He also gives practical suggestions for how the church can come alongside families and those struggling, to offer help and hope to victims of this debilitating disease. If you read Second Forgetting, you will walk away with a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and you will be drawn closer to the Living God who never forgets, even when we do.