Monday, August 29

You Were Born for This book review

You Were Born for This is the title and the title sounds wonderful but I sadly found this book by Bruce Wilkerson to be a lot of animated infomercial style hype, secrets to learn, steps to follow, hoops to jump - all in order to be used by God. Something seems askew. As I read Wilkerson's words describing how to make miracles happen, my stomach was turning. Isn't God in control of the miraculous and anything less than divine, contrived?
I understand a bit where he is coming from, wanting people to be open to being used by God *is* good and a right thing to seek but I found his delivery of this message poor and lacking the whole point of miracles being miraculous for the glory of God, not to make people feel good.

I was sent this book by the publisher and in no way did this alter my review.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Isn't he the same author of The Prayer of Jabez? Speaking of formulas...

Frances said...

Thank you for your review, Hannah. I appreciate your honesty.

I have enjoyed reading your homeschool tutorial and was wondering if you'd ever consider doing a tutorial on budgeting. I am recently married and my husband and I have tried to find sources for budgeting that fits our student (and yet married) lifestyle. I'd appreciate any advice or resources you'd be willing to give.

Brandy said...

Frances - the blog moneysavingmom.com is an excellent source for budgeting advice

Frances said...

Great, thank you, brandy!