Saturday, January 25, 2014

Authentic Book Review

About the Book
 Has hypocrisy crept into your life? It doesn't just happen overnight. Drifting into hypocrisy is a long, drawn-out journey away from God's best for your life and toward a two-faced existence. How do you know when your inner self has deteriorated when you've become an expert at presenting a faithful-looking facade? Hold up the mirror of God's word and take a good look.

Acting like a Christian and saying all the right words sometimes leads to nothing more than empty piety. If you want to live that vibrant life, if you want to be truly blessed, you must get after the disciplines of genuine faith. Follow along with Pastor James MacDonald on the road toward Truth and explore the disciplines of personal Bible study, personal prayer, fasting, fellowship, and service for Christ.

Become the real deal. Be authentic. (Goodreads)

My Review

I was really excited about this book, the thought of being an authentic person through Christ is always good! I figured this book would give some great guidelines to follow and it did for the most part. The author includes a ton of Bible verses that are picked apart and then relates them to our life. I felt at times that the verses were picked a part too much, sort of like using the Bible for what we want to hear and not getting the whole story. Just like someone saying "well the Bible says this", well we could go around in circles on what the Bible says out of context. Anyway there are some good points about how Christ wants us to live, I think many of them we already know just don't actually do. The main thing I didn't like was how it was put together, it makes it hard to read. The overall chapter by chapter design didn't flow with me as I read along. I know Authentic has been made into a Bible Study which could be better than the book. In any case this is not a book I would pick out for others to read.

 "I received this book from MP Newsroom for free in exchange for an honest review."

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