A Testimony Filled With Hope

Thuam book cover

Hello everyone!  It’s just the kids and I for the last week of summer break, so I’ve been pretty busy running around getting things done before school starts.  After they go back next Wednesday, I will be blogging more consistently again.  In the meantime, I wanted to share a book with you that I read while on vacation.  It was written by a blogger here on WordPress named Thuam Siam Ngaihte and it is a very comforting and encouraging book for those who have endured or are enduring suffering.

I met Thuam last year when I first started blogging and we have been reading each other’s blogs ever since.  Thuam has suffered epileptic seizures for many years.  Many times the seizures are so severe that he is hospitalized.  His book “Unconsumed: In His Abiding Grace” is a beautiful testimony of a man trusting in Jesus through the pain.  The biggest thing I can say about Thuam is that he is a man of hope!  He is a humble man of God who loves his wife and children dearly and his hope is fully in Jesus.  He is also a stay at home Dad like me, which is cool!  We are both home due to a chronic illness doing our best to serve and protect our families as we walk with Jesus despite the thorn.  His blog posts have been very encouraging to me over this last year.

I read his book on both flights to and from California.  His book was so comforting and encouraging to me that at times it made me tear up.  As many of you know, I have Celiac disease and have suffered and fought this horrible autoimmune disorder for the last 7 1/2 years.  Thuam encourages those who are suffering to not give up hope as he gently introduces us to Jesus, and inspires us to trust and rest in Him.  Thuam’s heartfelt and loving words are comforting and he helped me see my suffering in a fresh and better perspective.  I am very grateful for that.  Anyone who has suffered chronically for years knows how hard it is to keep a positive outlook on the suffering.  If that’s you, then you will be blessed reading the hope filled words written from the heart of a man who understands your pain.

Please show brother Thuam some love in Christ and check out his book.  You can find his book on Amazon right here: Unconsumed: In His Abiding Grace

Please check out Thuam’s blog too at: www.abidings.com

Thank you brother Thuam for your comforting and encouraging words.  They are a great blessing to me!  I pray the Lord uses “Unconsumed” to comfort those who are suffering and lead people all over the world to Jesus!  God bless you and your family brother!

Grace and peace to you all!

“Because of the Lord’s great

love we are not


for his compassions never


They are new every


great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23


Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

17 thoughts on “A Testimony Filled With Hope”

  1. Thank you for sharing Thuam’s book wirh us, and that he has become a friend of inspiration and encouragement to you, Ryan. I can’t wait to read his book, and his blog. We are very blessed when we have friends who care about us, and extend a hand with brotherly love. Wonderful of you to have passed along Thuam’s testimony because we all need encouragemen!
    I know you will busy ths last week of vacation, cant believe they start Wed. I hope you have some fun though, tell my grandkids I love them! Love ya.

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    1. Thanks Mom! Yeah, summer went fast, but we are still having fun this week. The weather is great and the kids ride their bikes a lot. We try to spend as much time outside as possible. I really pray we don’t have another winter like last year. Thanks for checking out Thuam’s book and blog! Love you!


  2. Thanks for this review. You two have a story and testimony. By the way I just fished out your comment from my spam box, thanks for those words of encouragement about our blog’s milestone. God bless you!

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  3. Thank you very much brother Ryan for uplifting and carry forward the HOPE we had in Christ. I’m so sorry I missed it, as it was the time my dosage of medicine got adjusted.

    My latest update would be that – Last Sunday, God give me the strength to share his word at our local church here in New Delhi.

    May God bless you and your family!

    I give praise to the Lord and his begotten son Jesus for all the loving words I have seen through this post!

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