March 4, 2011

Found: God's Will (Book Review)

Found: God's Will (Find the Direction and Purpose God Wants for Your Life)Found: God's Will by John MacArthur was my most recent Christian Audio Book.

Found: God's Will was a fairly short book.  According to Christian Audio, it had a listening time of 1.42 hours.  Even though it didn't take that long to listen to this book, I found that it was packed full of good truth.

The subtitle of the book is "Find the Direction and Purpose God Wants for Your Life."  So, you go into this book expecting the author to give you a road-map of decision making skills.  The author, of course, knows that most people are coming to the book expecting God's will to be all about who you marry and what you choose for your occupation, so he purposefully avoids direct contact with these subjects until near the end of the book.  This is done because God's will for our lives isn't primarily about those decisions, it is about something else.  This emphasis can also be seen in the chapter titles of the book.  Titles like, "Is God a cosmic killjoy?" and "The priority of purity."

The voice talent on this audio book does a great job of drawing the listener into the narration.  The end result was a book that was not only easy to listen to, but it increasingly grabbed my attention as I drew close to the conclusions that the book was getting ready to make.