I finished this book on vacation. My husband gave a pretty detailed summary here, so i won’t summarize. Just giving my opinion.
I do not recommend books across the board very often. However, this is one that i do think every christian should read. A lot of it is pretty much common knowledge (i assume), but it was written in such a clear, easy to put into practice kind of way. Either an “eye-opener” or a “reminder” for everyone.
It was one of the most liberating books I have ever read. I know that’s a pretty lofty statement, especially for a book containing subject matter that I really already knew on some level, but true. It hit home the idea to me (again, almost silly it’s so basic) that God loves me & wants me to know Him & His will. He is NOT hiding it from me or expecting me to jump through spiritual “hoops” to figure it out.
I don’t recall the author actually quoting this passage, but I would say most of the pressure we put on ourselves to “figure out what we’re supposed to do” could be relieved by simply remembering “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). That’s what you’re supposed to do with your life. Know God. Everything else will fall in. So read the Word, relax, enjoy life & go make some decisions.
As our friend Ryan Dehnert said the other day, “Why would God tell us to ask for Wisdom, except that we are supposed to make decisions?” (jenn’s paraphrase).