May 9, 2013

Altar Ego


It's been awhile since I have done a book review. If you're a new reader, one of my goals this year is to read 20 books this year. I believe this book was number 6. I better pick up the pace huh? 

I have to be honest I was in a funk the past couple of weeks. I just had so much worry and fear about future and upcoming decisions that I just was just overwhelmed and consumed with the stuff. I was doing less reading and more snacking on Fancy Cakes and watching tv. I realized that I needed to turn off the tv, keep the Fancy Cakes in the cabinet, put down my self phone and just devote time to reading and being in the presence of Jesus. I have been very intentional about doing that this past week and its amazing how much everything has changed. I still have the same uncertainties in my future and the same decisions coming up but they just don't seem as big or worrisome anymore now that I have shifted my focus to Him. This book was a huge part of my shift in focus.

This book was heavy. It took me awhile to read because there were so many convicting elements in tit that I didn't just want to read it, I wanted it to change who I am. In this book Pastor Craig Groeschel talks about becoming the person God means for you to be and how to get there. He talks about things like integrity, honor, prayer, and self-centeredness. He talks about all of those things and digs deep into the core of who you are and the way you think, speak and act. He challenges your thought process, your prayer life, and even your character. But, he doesn't do it in a finger pointing way, rather in  a way that says "hey, we are all on this journey together, let me show you how I have applied this stuff in my life and the result of it."

 This book was so challenging but in the best way possible. 

He shares story after story of how God has rearranged his life and made him into the man he was meant to be.

If you don't want to become a better person I definitely wouldn't buy this book because it will challenge you and push you to become the person God has created you to be.  

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you need a lighter book next time! I will look into this one- sounds good for when I'm not so tired!

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  2. I love the 20-book goal! I think that's great.

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    1. Thanks, it's definitely a challenge but worth it!

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