I just finished reading â€œOn a Quest for Christ, tracing the footsteps of your Spiritual journeyâ€ by Lisa Are Wulf . I have mixed emotions when it comes to this book. The concept of a book with added pages for personal journal writing appealed to me but the chapters or discussions were not as in depth as I would have liked.
Each chapter or discussion study was approximately 4 pages long. Each chapter started out with a scripture, then a couple paragraph story. The author then adds her story and questions for the reader to add their own story or thoughts. For someone who does not want to spend a lot of time in daily devotion, this would be great. For someone who just wants a quick pick-me up, this book would be great but to the reader who wants an in-depth study guide to document their spiritual journey, this book will not give them the motivation they require. However, it is a great starting point.
â€œOn a quest for Christâ€ is a 30 day devotional that helps the reader to trace their steps from the first to the last of this journey. The added pages in the book are used to keep a personal journal. They have questions to help the reader ponder the scriptures and their own feelings on them.
I really liked the authors style but would have liked to have seen more detail go into each devotional.
For me personally, I want a more in-depth study guide. I want to go deep into the scriptures. I do however love how the author uses modern day stories and issues to bring the scripture verse to life for the reader.
As a result of all the reasons listed above, I will give separate ratings. I will explain my reason for each.
For the â€œpick me-upâ€ reader, I rate this book a 5 star
For the â€œDonâ€™t have time to studyâ€ reader, I rate this book a 5 star
For the â€œI want to feel Spiritualâ€ reader, I rate this book a 3 star
I do recommend this book for a great way to end the day. It would be great to keep on the night stand. Just remember to add a pen close by as well so you can write down your thoughts. I think it would be perfect for teenagers who are just starting their journey with Jesus as a more active role in their lives.
I personally like a more in-depth study of the scriptures and I keep a journal with my thoughts so this book would not be one I would purchase for myself but would purchase for some of my friends. It would be a great introduction book for a person who is searching for meaning in their life.Â I can think of several of my friends for whom this book would be perfect for.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
As a ministry leader and Fuller Seminary graduate, Lisa ArÃ© Wulf has a gift for creative communication that touches hearts and transforms lives.
A mid-life convert to Christ, Lisa's articles have appeared in dozens of Christian publications. She has spoken to women's groups and churches across the country.
Before entering the ministry, Lisa served eight years on the Colorado Springs City Council. She is also a retired CPA, a former radio talk show host, an accounting professor, and was a violinist.
She and her husband, Calvin, have four children and are happy empty-nesters. They currently reside in Colorado.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Â List Price: $9.99Â
Â Format: SoftcoverÂ
Â Page Count: 144
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the authorÂ in exchange for a review.Â This fact has no bearing what-so-ever in the outcome of my review. I give honest reviews.Â