Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Review: You Were Born for This by Bruce Wilkinson


For hundreds of thousands of readers, Bruce Wilkinson's The Prayer of Jabez changed their approach to worshipful prayer. You Were Born for This asks believers to reevaluate their concept of divine miracles. He presents seven simple keys of service that will help average readers deliver God's supernatural gifts to people in need. A neatly wrapped parcel of good deeds.

Some people may be confused by this book if they don't read the synopsis, as the subtitle is, "Seven Keys to a Life of Predictable Miracles."  Most people will assume this means miracles in their own life.  That's not what this book is about.  It's about being a servant of God and letting Him use you to deliver miracles to other people.

I think the whole idea of the book is great.  Being open to God to help give others miracles is a wonderful thing for which to strive.  The author, Bruce Wilkinson breaks his idea down into seven steps to show the reader how they can do this.  It involves listening to and for God, and speaking to people who quite often do not really want to be spoken to.

One issue I had with this book is, the author seemed to repeat himself over and over.  Basically giving the same thoughts with maybe a few word changes.  Some repetition is fine, it helps get the ideas to stick in the reader's head, but I thought the redundancy was a little too much.

Still, the premise of the book is an honorable one.  Anyone committing to following the steps put forward are heros in my book!

*Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review.

I give this book 3 Bookworms.

Paperback:  256 pages
Publisher:  Multnomah Books; Reprint edition (January 18, 2011)
ISBN-10:  1601421834
ISBN-13:  978-1601421838

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