From the authors of When God Writes Your Love Story comes a refreshing challenge for young believers: Don't "settle" for a humdrum, outwardly religious life. Have faith like a child---and abandon yourself to the "God-scripted" adventure of a lifetime! The journey begins when God becomes not the copilot, but the captain of your life. 256 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
This is the latest in a string of evangelical Christian books that tells us
there is more to life, then reveals how to find it. Like others in the genre,
the Ludys (When God Writes Your Love Story), who are full-time speakers,
writers and musicians, first describe inauthentic Christianity, typified by
those who excuse their sins or seek moral superiority over others. They then
urge readers to leave all that behind in favor of extreme faith, the ultimate
adventure, which requires losing faith in oneself and trusting God completely.
Also true to formula, the book contains many anecdotes; unfortunately, most
are too general to shed much light on the point at hand. Parts two and three
stray somewhat from the norm, with practical suggestions for God seekers and a
study guide for developing one's inner life. The Ludys emphasize confession of
sin and offer a helpful list of questions for self-evaluation, but they fail
to make explicit what constitutes sin. Nevertheless, seekers may benefit from
the study guide, which recommends reading Christian biographies, setting goals
in every area of life and developing good habits. In explaining its premise,
this volume has little to offer; those looking for deeper faith would do well
to skip to the practical sections. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
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