What Every Good Christian Book Should Be--Easy to Read, Enjoyable, and Packs a Punch
January 24, 2015
You probably dont think of yourself as a prodigal. I didnt. Ive been a Christian for decades. But when Kyle Idleman began to probe my heart with the details of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, I began to change my mind. In Kyles mind, the return of a prodigal to the father is not a one-time occurrence, but a recurring event that needs to take place in our lives.
In his model, based on the tale of the prodigal son, he suggests we need a good Awakening to the condition of our spiritual lives. Then we need to face the facts about ourselves with raw Honesty. And finally, we need this newfound awareness of our condition to lead us to Action. In steps that are incredibly simple, readers learn to identify areas of their lives ripe for change BEFORE we hit rock bottom.
I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and laced with stories, many of which were laugh-out-loud funny. (My favorite was the one he told about his ears. I was laughing so hard I was crying.) I actually think this is the model of what every good Christian book should beeasy to read, enjoyable, and packs a punch.
Until we learn to love people the way Jesus loved people, we still have prodigal hearts. I learned to look at things differently and see areas of my life where Ive been prodigal and I need to return to the Father for help.
Im sure you will enjoy and feel challenged by AHA. Take time to read it so you can discover your AHA moment.