Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Than Ordinary by Doug Sherman

Welcome to my first blog book review! This is so exciting! It comes from the incredible book: "More Than Ordinary" (Enjoying Life With God) by Doug Sherman (published by NavPress)...join me :)

Doug Sherman's reason behind writing this book, is so that every believer can have a "More Than Ordinary" walk with God everyday.  He begins the book with some of his own incredible story - that's what hooked me.  I always enjoy reading of other believer's walks with God because not everyone's walk is always close and pleasant; quite often there are struggles and times when God seems distant. I think we all gather strength for the journey from one another's stories.  Doug gives many examples from his own life of times when he struggled in his walk with God - and many of these will ring true in the lives of other believers.  I found myself in some of the sitautions that Doug experienced. In some of those situations I felt the same way he did; sometimes reacting much the way he did. In some current situations I'm dealing with, I'm taking Doug's advice toward how to approach them and it is helping me enjoy my time with God despite the circumstances.  At the end of each chapter in the first section of the book, he includes "Encountering God Suggestions" - practical ways that we can continue to encounter the God of our lives. The second half of the book, Doug's chapters focus on enjoying God and each chapter of this section ends with "Responding To God Suggestions".  Doug's writing is very straight-forward, much like a conversation between him and the reader.  As I read this book, the following statement hit me:  "The most important step we will ever take with Jesus will always be the next one."  I've shared this statement with many family and friends - and I'm sure I always will.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone, from a new believer to a life-long believer, there's something for everyone in the pages.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. 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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