Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Your Call

Author: Gary Barklow
Publisher: David C. Cook
October 2010
ISBN 978-1-4347-6439-3
Genre: Religion/Christian Life

Author Gary Barklow brings a refreshing perspective to living the Christian life which will transform every relationship you now have: with God, with others, and with yourself. In a discerning, insightful manner, Barklow calls us to remember: it’s not about what you are supposed to DO that brings significance, understanding, and (ultimately) peace to your existence . . . it’s about WHO you are supposed to be, and WHOSE you really are. This book is, in the author’s own words, “not about acquiring more knowledge; rather, it is about gaining an experiential understanding of your life with God and what you’re here for.”

This is a distillation of over 20 years study on the part of the author. He calls you into the study with the likes of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Oswald Chambers, Dallas Willard and many others. But don’t come in expecting to “get it all” in 10 minutes. Come in with your journal in hand, a cup of your favorite beverage, and the understanding that you are going to be here awhile. Because you have been invited to join in a conversation that has been going on since creation. A conversation about life, and living. And that conversation requires commitment; but the rewards will be worth the investment.

This book is going to be a permanent part of my husband’s library. For such a short book, it is going to require an immense amount of study. I read it for the review; now I want to do the work to really understand and appreciate where the author is coming from. $14.99. 220 pages.

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