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Vendor: Kyle Idleman
Publication Date: 2014
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Awakening to the reality of our true spiritual condition, we see ourselves and our need for a Savior with renewed honesty. This realization leads to action, obeying God's commands and following the example set by Christ. As we see in the transformation of the prodigal son, the result is a life-changing, destiny-altering collisionan AHA moment that leads us home to our loving Father.
"Fresh, insightful, practical--Kyle's writing and teaching are helping countless people. I'm thrilled with how God is using him to challenge and encourage both Christians and those who are checking out the faith. Count me among his many fans!" -Lee Strobel, bestselling author and professor at Houston Baptist University
"AHA outlines biblical transformation and how it works in a simple yet profound way. Do you want to change, improve, or grow? You must get this book!" -Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church and New York Times bestselling author of All In
"Kyle cuts through all the nonsense and takes us straight to what is most important spiritually." -Jud Wilhite, senior pastor of Central Christian Church and author of The God of Yes
"If you're minimizing just how bad things have gotten in your life or are simply ready to change for good, then AHA awaits. This book is a gut punch to passivity. A bombshell to procrastination. Don't hold back now. Embrace the startling realization in these pages, talk straight with your soul, and take immediate action. Your gracious, loving Father stands ready for you." -Caleb Breakey, author of Called to Stay and Dating Like Airplanes
"Kyle is a great communicator, always driving home his messages in powerful, compelling, and practical ways." -David Novak, CEO of YUM! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC) and author of Taking People with You
Carole5 Stars Out Of 5AHA: The God Moment That Changes EverythingNovember 25, 2014CaroleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely love Kyle Idelman and recommend both "Not a Fan" and "AHA" to everyone I talk to.
jeff5 Stars Out Of 5great bookOctober 2, 2014jeffQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5great book, with great message, funny, well written.
vanessa waltersRed Cloud, Neb.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great book from this authorMarch 28, 2014vanessa waltersRed Cloud, Neb.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had read Not A Fan by this author; when I saw this book, I knew I needed to buy and read it. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and for the most part, it is easy to read and understand his message. I've seen the story of the Prodigal Son used in other books, but not like the author does. All of us have wandered away from our Father, into a 'far country' to waste themselves; I did it many times before being a christian (still do), but I learned to 'come to my senses' and go home to Him. I 'go home' much quicker than I used to. He is always there, to love me, embrace me with HIS love/grace/mercy back into fellowship. I recommend this book.
Vic CostonMaryville, MOAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Idlemanâ€™s best work to date.March 11, 2014Vic CostonMaryville, MOAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In my estimation, this is Kyle Idleman's best work to date. AHA is easy to read because of his humorous style and contemporary illustrations. And, even amid the humor, there is real Biblical content. AHA contains substantive Biblical material and numerous illustrations - from characters throughout the Bible - who experienced their own AHA moment.
I serve as the chaplain at our county jail and I will be giving away dozens of copies of AHA in the years to come. However, AHA isn't just for the down and out. The book's "surprise" ending, insures that every reader should be confronted with their own, ongoing need for AHA!
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A road map for changeFebruary 27, 2014bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 2This is not a self-help book, Idleman says. It is a God-help book.
Using the parable of the prodigal son, he frames the elements necessary to the moment that changes everything.
A sudden awakening
When God's word and the Holy Spirit bring these three elements together, there is a God-given moment, AHA, that changes life.
We go to a distant country - any place in our lives where we have walked away from God. (He looks at why we do so.) An alarm sounds. We have a realization and we suddenly come to our senses. (He looks at how this might happen.) We take an honest look at ourselves. (He relates why this is so necessary and why and how we attempt to avoid it.) We realize it's time to do something. (He explains all the reasons we don't.)
Idleman tells lots of stories. Some are his own (like being told his right ear sticks out farther than his left). Many are of other people. Some are from the Bible. But there are lots of stories. And there's humor. It lightens up the serious nature of the topic, I suppose, but I found it detracted from the overall impact of the book. And one humorous story totally mystified me. It's a three sentence dialog in chapter 11 with a footnote. The footnote says he made up the dialog. How ironic, I thought. In a book where the second step is "brutal honesty" the author makes up a funny dialog (a lie) and identifies it as such only in a footnote.
This is a book for Christians who know they aren't where God wants them to be, whether it be in a relationship, habit, or another behavior. Idleman gives us all the right events that need to happen, but we still have to be willing. Reading this book won't change anything unless we decide to take action.
I requested and received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this independent and honest review. The galley I read had only 127 pages and I have no idea what was missing from the longer text.
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