Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Gospel of Yes

"The Gospel of Yes" by Mike Glenn is a book the explores what happens when we stop thinking of God as someone who limits what we can do. The basic premise for this book is rather than seeing God as a God that sets limits and corrects you, we can view Him as someone who can liberate and connect with us. 

Mike Glenn explores all of the ways that God tells us "yes" in his book, with each chapter based on one of the many examples of how God says "yes" to us. Glenn explains the "yes" of creation, "yes" of the cross, "yes" of the resurrection, and the "yes" of forgiving others. Through creating a solid understanding of God's desire to say "yes" to us, we can form a more personal relationship with God.

I think that this book is well-written, and puts forth a very simplistic, yet very important aspect of having a relationship with God, and understanding his desire for those who choose to walk with him. I think that this book offers an alternative view of God, rather than seeing God as someone who is always telling us that we can't do something, to see him as a God who wants to give us opportunity. 

I would give this book a 4.5/5, and would highly recommend it to anyone who desires a more genuine relationship with God, or those who feel like following God is a laundry list of things you can't do, rather than an open invitation to the things that you can do.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from BloggingforBooks.org in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Thanks for your thoughts!

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    Hope you have a super weekend!
    Diane :)