Yikes! Be prepared to have a mirror put right in front of you! Get the audiobook or mp3 disk. As I listened, I felt repeatedly stabbed by the two-edged sword. Ouch. Though you might "recommend" this to a friend, it is not a book for everybody, especially the self-righteous.
I have this audio book on my MP3 player. I have listened to it twice and I am on my 3rd time now. I absolutely love this book. I have never had a book I could relate to so much - it spoke to me on so many levels! Having my headphones in, I have had people stop and look at me when I have laughed out loud many times. I can't recommend this book enough. In one word - INCREDIBLE! I'm going to be buying the action journal next. It made me think of all the alarms I've heard in my life before I finally had my AHA moment. I know the areas I need to change in my life and I thank Kyle for bringing light to the most serious situations.
My teenagers and I have read Kyle's book's, 'not a fan', 'gods at war', and now 'AHA", and we have always been hit where it counts! He is so easy to follow, deep in spiritual content and yet, simple and it has impact; BIG IMPACT! Enjoyed this book immensely; explains at the heart the moment where your sin and God meets, and then Truth and Grace flow to impact your life to instill changes that last. He explains with such reality what happens with regret vs repentance; sin and repentance, so true to life....experience!
What Every Good Christian Book Should Be--Easy to Read, Enjoyable, and Packs a Punch
January 24, 2015
You probably dont think of yourself as a prodigal. I didnt. Ive been a Christian for decades. But when Kyle Idleman began to probe my heart with the details of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, I began to change my mind. In Kyles mind, the return of a prodigal to the father is not a one-time occurrence, but a recurring event that needs to take place in our lives.
In his model, based on the tale of the prodigal son, he suggests we need a good Awakening to the condition of our spiritual lives. Then we need to face the facts about ourselves with raw Honesty. And finally, we need this newfound awareness of our condition to lead us to Action. In steps that are incredibly simple, readers learn to identify areas of their lives ripe for change BEFORE we hit rock bottom.
I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and laced with stories, many of which were laugh-out-loud funny. (My favorite was the one he told about his ears. I was laughing so hard I was crying.) I actually think this is the model of what every good Christian book should beeasy to read, enjoyable, and packs a punch.
Until we learn to love people the way Jesus loved people, we still have prodigal hearts. I learned to look at things differently and see areas of my life where Ive been prodigal and I need to return to the Father for help.
Im sure you will enjoy and feel challenged by AHA. Take time to read it so you can discover your AHA moment.