Friday, March 11, 2011

Growing With Purpose

Growing with Purpose, Connecting with God Every Day was written by Jon Walker and is published by Zondervan. This is a day by day devotional, just one page for each day. There is a Scripture, then Walker writes something related to that. Some of the pages are meant to challenge the reader's personal life while others are just stories to reflect on.
Over all, I must say, this is nothing special and does not rank in my "must have" list. I found it to be light on the theology and high on pep talk. There are many lapses into Christianese which would make this book a difficult read for someone who is searching or even a new Christian. I also found myself going to my Bible to make sure Scripture wasn't taken out of context and his interpretation was accurate. So really, treating this as a quick feed did not work. Again, that is my general overview. I do think about a quarter of the devotions did prompt me to deeper thinking. So it might be wise to look at this book as an appetizer instead of a meal.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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