"Love Does" by Bob Goff

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This is a hard review for me to write. On the one hand, I disagreed with a lot of this book and would not recommend it to others. On the other hand, if I were to meet Bob Goff in person, I know for a fact I would love him.

There are almost 2,000 reviews for this book on Amazon. Eighty-six percent of these reviewers have given it a 5/5 rating. That’s a ton of people who have loved and seemingly benefitted from it. This fact, combined with Bob Goff’s laudable character as well as my dissent, are what make this a very difficult review. I’m writing it out of sincere respect for Bob and everyone else who loved it, but also out of honesty.

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"The Fruitful Life" by Jerry Bridges

I’m currently in one of those ruts where I don’t really have an appetite for the Bible. It’s a terrible rut to be in, and one that Christ’s grace has wrenched me out of too many times to count. Though there is no sufficient substitute for the power of the Word, I am immensely grateful for spiritual books in these times. They are a life ring of sorts, thrown around me, keeping me afloat and pulling me closer and closer towards my Savior. This book served me in such a way.

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"The Circle Maker" by Mark Batterson

If you’re part of an American church, you’re likely to have heard of this book. It’s Batterson’s fifth book and it’s about prayer. I chose this book because I struggled with prayer for a while, so I asked around and bought a couple books specifically targeting that spiritual discipline. I had heard of The Circle Maker by several different people at church so I assumed it had to be good.
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