Tuesday, May 22, 2012
You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson
I liked the ideas and stories that were shared in this book. I think many times we become so focused on ourselves and our own agenda, that we aren't able to recognize opportunities to bless others. This book helped me to see ways that God may nudge us to help another person, if we are prepared and willing to do so. My favorite concept was about "The God Pocket" (which is now a separate book written by the author). The idea is that you carry around money in a separate pocket or section of your purse that you have set apart for God. Then when you come across a person with a need and sense God telling you to help, the money is already there...and it's not really yours, it's God's to use as He sees fit.
While the content of this book was good, I do admit that I felt sleepy nearly every time I began to read. There is something about the writing style that didn't hold my attention well. I also felt at times like I was being trained to be a counselor! The chapters about helping others to chase their dreams and forgive were very in depth.
Overall, the book is successful at showing some ways that God can use us to bless others, and how we can be prepared to recognize those opportunities. There are also discussion questions included and video clips available online for using in a study group. To read the first chapter or get more book info, you can visit the book's website here.
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review*