Monday, June 16, 2014

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic

    I think my favorite thing about this book was the utter honesty provided by the author. Having been a huge fan of Nick Vujicic for a very long time, and inspired by his successes, it was both humbling and encouraging to read his stories of the various trials and failures that God used to bring him to the place where he is today. Nick urges the reader to never lose sight of the power that God provides His followers, especially when we believe not only in Him but also in who He has made us to be. 

    Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, January 6, 2014

I Am Not But I Know I Am by Louie Giglio

Despite the confounding title, I found this book to be a very simple, easy read, yet packed with imperative truth. The main purpose of the book is to bring the reader to a full comprehension of God's completeness, His omniscience/omnipotence/omnipresence, while simultaneously highlighting the finite incompleteness of our own selves. However, the author also impresses upon the reader the necessary realization that though we are insignificant, the great I Am loves us and cares about us more than we could ever imagine!

Although it was not a particularly main point in the book, the part that I loved the most pointed out that "I Am" is a form of the verb "Be". Therefore, in the English, certain passages in the Bible gain more significance with this knowledge - "The Word, Be, came flesh", "And we, Be held", "and her who was not Be loved, I will call Be loved".

In conclusion, this book highlighted obvious truth in a new way to allow the reader a new depth of understanding and appreciation for our place in this world and our relationship with the Creator. There was little profound discovery or new information, but the reminder of these important facts was definitely worth the read! Four and a half stars.