Friday, March 14, 2014

The Deeper Life by Daniel Henderson

Do you have longings of the soul? Specifically eight vital longings? If you do, then this book is for you.

A book with two parts and thirteen appendices, The Deeper Life read like every other inspirational how-to-better-your-life book on the shelf.

Let's look at part one. Here we have the basic ideas, questions and typical answers to theological topics. Eight chapters on God, humanity, purpose, identity, and death.

Part two covers the eight exercises we are to do in order to discover the previous eight questions: Theology, Identity, Purpose, Values, Priorities, Goals, Time, and Legacy.

Then you have the never-ending Appendices.

Henderson is a talented writer. Each chapter begins with the as-always-typical quotes from multiple sources, maybe a clever anecdote or two and then flush the concept out with a personalized drama story.

After reading this review, you may think I didn't enjoy the book. But I did. It's just a re-read of any other Inspirational read. Just like that previous sentence was a repeat from earlier. If you enjoy repeats, you'll enjoy this book.

Now something that is actually a huge bonus from this book are the practical exercises. Plenty of speakers/pastors talk a big game when it comes to identity and purpose but how many of them give you nuts and bolts activities that actually can help? Henderson is your man.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Bethany House Publishing.

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