One Big Thing by Phil Cooke
This book is all about discovering what you were born to do and is based on two questions, “What am I supposed to do with my life?”, and, “In a hyper-competitive, cluttered, and distracted world, how do I get noticed?”.
I found One Big Thing easy to read, fluid, well-connected and not disjointed at all. I also found it to be logical, making a lot of sense and not boring. I also liked the fact that the author is not telling you what to do, but instead he is asking you questions.
I found the book motivational on one level and it seemed like totally sound advice from my reasoning brain, but my spirit was perplexed and I would not say that this book is anointed at all. It did not send me seeking after Jesus. To be fair it is not marketed as a “Christian” book but it is published by Thomas Nelson and I would have expected it to be more “Christian”.
This book and its’ questions seems to be leaving God out of the picture. God is not integral or central to the whole process. I find that more than lacking. Instead, even though this is probably unintentional, this book is all about self.
If the fact that this book is all about self does not bother you, then you may LOVE this book. It might be just what you need. If it does bother you, it still could prove a useful tool for you.
In the second case, I would propose altering the questions somehow so that you are not seeking inside of your own self, but instead are seeking after God’s will for you and what He wants you to do for His kingdom. If you can look at the questions in that way and are in the habit of integrating the Holy Spirit into everything you do then this book may work for you.
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