5 Stars Out Of 5
April 16, 2018
"We're all looking for "the thing" that will help us become everything God created us to be in every area of our life. God's favor is that thing." - Brian Jones
Finding Favor: God's Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness is Brian Jones' fourth book; and quite like his other three, this one was a fun, informative, pleasure of a read. In this book, Jones, a pastor of a large multi-site church outside of Philadelphia, thoughtfully and good-humoredly draws in the audience with entertaining, enjoyable, easy to follow stories that apply directly to the purpose of exploring God's favor. For Jones, even as a seasoned pastor with graduate degree, the notion and perception of God's favor didn't really hit him, until a significant moment in his life changed all that.
This book is a much-needed look at a topic that, although we may have heard the term: favor, can easily be misunderstood, misapplied, mistreated, and mishandled. In a culture and society that flocks to hear the latest message of health, wealth, and prosperity, it is refreshing and relieving to receive such real-world, beneficial teachings built on Jones' own experience and knowledge.
"God's favor is rarely understandable or predictable. But it is always exactly what we need." - Brian Jones
Finding Favor is a thorough, useful, engaging, and practical examination of what it truly means to live in, seek after, and recognize God's favor. At 170 pages with ten chapters, the only disappointment was realizing that I was finished reading it so quickly.
I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself and a friend!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary publicity copy from the publisher (IVP Books). (This in no way affected my honest review of the book)