Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Book Review: On a Quest for Christ by Lisa Are Wulf
"Your spiritual story is significant. Who you are makes a difference. God ordained a path for you even before the dawn of creation. The impact of your life is incalculable." - Lisa Are Wulf
Because I have been involved in church my entire life, and have known God my entire life, I didn't really think I'd get a ton out of this book. The cover of this book says, "tracing the footsteps of your spiritual journey." I was thinking, I know the steps. I was born into a Christian home, I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 8 years old (because of my 3rd grade teacher, Miss Jonker), I've gone to church and read the Bible my whole life...what's there to trace?
Well. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's basically a 30-day devotional, and each chapter is quite short, really. There is the same basic format to each chapter; there is a Bible passage, some words from the author, then she tells bits of her personal story in each one.
There is also a place, prompted by her questions, for you to tell your story, bit by bit. What I found so amazing is that Ms. Wulf has a knack of cutting right to your heart in very few words. When I was initially scanning the book, I thought, "Wow, these sure are short chapters. Not many questions. Probably pretty surface stuff."
I'm happy to report I was wrong on all counts. I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember, but On a Quest for Christ had me yearning to go deeper...I found myself thinking of things I had forgotten, memories of my journey with Christ that had been crowded out of my mind by the busyness of every day life.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in putting their spiritual story together in one place, no matter where you are on your journey right now. I have grown because of this book, and because I am not quite finished, I eagerly anticipate doing more.
You can check out all of the information about the book and author here.
If you'd like to see the author's main website, go to http://www.onaquestforchrist.com/
To find Lisa on facebook, please go here: https://www.facebook.com/onaquestforchrist
To purchase this book on amazon.com, please click here.
I am SURE you will enjoy it!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.