Monday, March 10, 2014

REVIEW: Growing Big in God by Dick Wright

TITLE: Growing Big in God
AUTHOR: Dick Wright
SERIES: none
PUBLISHER: WestBow Publisher
PUBLISHED DATE: Aug 29, 2013
ISBN: 9781490805689
GENRE: Christian Nonfiction

RATING: 3 1/2 stars

SYNOPSIS: Growing Big in God is an easy-to-read guide for new believers who want to grow spiritually. Everything you need to know about growing big in the faith is laid out in clear and easy-to-understand language and examples. The entire process-from salvation to becoming a trustworthy and productive disciple of Jesus-is thoroughly explained, step-by-step. What's more, along the way, many puzzling questions are answered. You can learn what God does as well as what you are supposed to do. You can discover the things that you are to add to your faith and produce a lifestyle that positively impacts the world around you. Learn how to deal with and overcome trials and temptation, as well as what it means to really become new as God takes control of your heart and changes you from the inside out. This book seeks not only to lead the new believer to a greater understanding of God and His purposes and ways, but also to help more the mature believer become a powerful light in this dark world. Every believer, new or old, can benefit from this book. You can experience spiritual growth and a deeper relationship with God as you come to understand God's plan and purpose and how to live out the fullness of the Christian life.

REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLook Bloggers Program.
I am very much on the fence about this book. Most of it was very helpful to me from a returning Christian point of view. A few things I found to be a little too elementary, however, I can see how it would be useful to a brand new Christian. I did find that my past Catholic upbringing did color my views on some subjects (especially contrary to the whole memorizing Bible verses part), so be wary of this. It doesn't detract from the book, however, I did notice it.
The version I received was an e-book copy of it, and so, it didn't not have the pictures and illustrations that many of the reviews speak so highly of. Perhaps this would have added to my experience. 
Overall, this was an enjoyable book, but some parts were a bit too elementary for me.

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