Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Review: Ignite Your Passion for God

I had a difficult time finding a book to review for my latest pick. I ended up settling on "Ignite Your Passion for God" by Kay Arthur & Mark Sheldrake, "a 6 week no-homework bible study".

The book is divided into 6 40-minute studies and is designed to go over with a group, but could also be read solo. My group was very small-- just me and my husband. The content was pretty good, putting the focus on getting your life back on track with God, examining yourself, getting rid of sin  and being bold for Christ. You pretty much just read from scripture then answer questions about what you read. I understand this is a way to ensure that you pay attention to what you read, but sometimes the answers to the questions were so obvious that all you could really do is quote what was said in the verse to begin with. That said, this book did encourage me to examine myself from time to time and opened some good conversation between me and my husband. I don't think that mature Christians will glean as much from it as Christians who haven't gone very far into their walk with God. If you feel like you're continually hitting a will in your relationship with Christ, then this book might be for you. It's an easy read and I enjoyed marking the verses along the way (another method ensuring that you pay attention to what you read). My one complaint would be that it could have been "meatier", but over all wasn't bad and I could see some people really benefiting from what this book has the offer.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.