Review: Where Is God?: Finding His Presence, Purpose and Power in Difficult Times

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Where Is God?: Finding His Presence, Purpose and Power in Difficult Times

There are several pressing times in my life when I had to ask, “Where is God?” Dr. John Townsend tries to help answer this question in his book.

For me, “Where is God?” starts very slowly. I understand that he is building a foundation for his later points, but it just dragged on forever.

Honestly, I tried to write this review several times trying to highlight parts I liked, and other than his answer for, “How does a loving god allow suffering,” and the list of recommended reading at the end, the book did nothing for me.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson for allowing me to blog-review this book. You can’t win them all.


Review: Stuff Christians Like

Posted: April 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

Stuff Christians Like - Jonathan AcuffIf you surf around the blogosphere very much, you may have run into Jonathan Acuff’s blog, stuffchristianslike.net.  His site is a fresh and hilarious look at things we (Christians) like that can get in the way of our relationship with God.  His blog got popular enough, made it into a book:  “Stuff Christians Like.

I just finished listening to the audiobook (available at christianaudio.com) and my review is simple:  Awesome!

I read quite a bit, and very few books get the five star treatment, but Acuff has earned it.  His humor in essays like “Booty, God, Booty” and “Understanding how metrosexual your worship leader is” (Christopher, we need to talk, lol) is perfect anesthetic for him to slip in honest, convicting truth.  I would describe his style as Donald Miller meets Matthew Paul Turner.

This book is great for both Christians and non.   It’s like Acuff is fishing on a lake, and he sends his lure down into the lake.  The Christian fish can’t resist the sarcastic humor mixed with truth, so they latch on immediately.  Meanwhile, the non Christian fish are laughing it up, “See, we told you this Christian gig was a trap!”  Then, with masterful precision and sleight of hand, Acuff lays out the Truth like a stick of dynamite and cleans out the lake.

What are you waiting for?  Go get a copy. Clicking the pic will get you there.