Monday, June 3, 2013

Sent Book Review

Sent: How a Middle-Class Family Traded Success for God's Bigger Dream
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Two words from Jesus change everything

If anyone had the ability to succeed as a committed Christian as well as a high-achieving American, it was Hilary Alan. She and her husband, Curt, had a beautiful home, a fast-track career, and talented, successful children. But in the midst of their comfortable life and active church involvement, they realized they rarely heard from God.

Sent tells the story of ordinary Christians who accepted two words from Jesus at face value and found that doing so changed everything. In Jesus’s call to “follow me,” the Alans discovered answers to the most pressing human needs: meaning, purpose, vocation, significance, and God’s plan for the future. For the Alans, it led to selling nearly all their belongings and moving with their children halfway around the world. For you, the particulars will be completely different, but no less significant. Jesus’s call can change everything in your life.

As you follow Hilary Alan’s journey in response to Jesus’s call to discipleship, you will gain a clear understanding of the things that can keep you from obeying God. You will no longer wonder if you’re investing your life in the best way possible, because two words from Jesus change everything. (Back of the book)

Sent by Hilary Alan is an insightful honest look into a life with meaning. 

I was hesitant on reading this book because I thought it would be a familiar story that I had read before.

I was happy to read about a very real family living the American Dream and God intervening in their lives. The book covers the life of the Alan family from while life was "normal" to after their journey in Southeast Asia. I really liked to insight to how life is in a different country, surrounded be entirely new things, including bugs, no running water, and extreme heat! I read and could see how the entirely family changed, even while under difficult circumstances. While there is repetition in some of the chapters, (she repeats herself a lot) this was a very well written thought out book that obviously came straight from the heart. 
Here is the best saying from the book: The two greatest moments of your life are the day you are born and the day you discover why you were born.   

I love this and it really made me think about my own life.
Great book, I recommend!

"I received this book from WaterBrook Multomah for free in exchange for an honest review."

1 comment:

Diane Estrella said...

Great review. I ranked ya! :)