Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Sudden Glory by Sharon Jaynes

The real question is not, "What does God want from you?" but "What does God want for you?"

This is the spirit in which this book was written. God is not waiting for the perfect you, He wants to be with you now.

Jaynes has produced another inspirational up-lifter of  a book. Inside you'll read the common pep-talk chapters:

God is pursuing you
God is continually talking to you
Trust God in tough times
Choose relationship over religious routine

And many others.

You've read one inspirational tale, you've read them all. This one takes Jaynes' personal story and adds that little insight to make it personal for you. This does not make this book bad at all. It's just one too many inspirational tales for me this weekend. The personal stories give the book just the edge it needs to keep this from being a carbon copy.

If you're tired from the ritual/routine of Bible reading and praying to the ceiling, this book may help you understand how there is no such thing as a spiritual life apart from your actual life.

Jaynes fills this book with Scriptural references and included a helpful Bible study and discussion guide at the end. (Which have become commonplace in these books)

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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