Book Review: The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn
At first I was excited to start reading this book. I found out right after I started reading it that the author was a pastor from a nearby local church. I know several people who attend this church and have even attended one of their marriage classes.
My excitement ended pretty quickly though. I was interested in the basic topic—which to some degree is about finding your identity, purpose and value. O.K. so far.
Even when he explained what the “yes” was, made sense. It is your purpose and who God created you to be. I had to keep looking the meaning back up though, as most of the time when he kept talking about your “yes” it was way overstretched to fit the original meaning that he said it meant. It seemed to me like he was just trying to find a snazzy catchy title or phrase to fit everything into—and it didn’t all fit.That part was annoying to me.
I enjoyed reading the personal stories included in every chapter. And, yes, they did fit in with the chapter topics at hand. I also enjoyed getting to know the author ever so slightly through his writings.
This book was not great. This book was definitely not bad either. I found it to be good, just good. It was boring at times and sometimes annoying but there were some tidbits of useful information here and there. Other people may love this book and it may be perfectly what they need right now—that was just not me. If you are looking for a book to help you live an authentic life, check it out as you may be one of the ones this book was meant for.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: The Gospel of Yes: We Have Missed the Most Important Thing About God. Finding It Changes Everything
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their blogging for books 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 225: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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