I’m not usually of books like this. This one, while not great, was not as horrible as I anticipated. There were a lot of good points made. Many things that I think many Christians today do need to hear. However, it was still shallow and seemed to linger on long after the point was proven. The small group questions were completely useless. They were really not good small group questions, in my opinion. If I were doing this book with a small group, those questions would keep the conversation moving for about 10 minutes, then we’d be done. This book would be a good devotional or small group book for established, but still shallow Christians.
The forward by Bill Hybels was actually a turn off for me. It didn’t say much of anything about the content of the book. It read like a job reference, not like an actual forward that contributes to the book. It was very clear that a bigger name was wanted for the book, so Hybels wrote a quick note about the author so they could put his name on the cover and add credit to the otherwise little known authors.
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