Friday, February 18, 2011

Review: SOAR by Kenny Luck

SOAR by Kenny Luck is a book for and about men. Along the way we read some things that we don’t want to hear; and along the way we read some things that we need to hear. It’s a book about the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and sometimes the Spirit is working long before we realize that He’s there.

Pastor Luck is president of Every Man Ministries, and this book really is about every man. The men who haven’t discovered the Spirit yet, and the prayer that they will come to know Jesus; the men who have recently discovered the Holy Spirit at work, and the prayer that they will grow; the men who are devoted Christ followers and the prayer that they will persevere.

Luck invites us to examine our faithfulness which he describes as the only character strong enough to defeat our moods or feelings in our moments of crisis or testing. It is the one thing required when we meet a command or priority of God and don’t want to do it. Yes, he reminds us, sometimes even God's men don’t want to follow God's will, but faithfulness allows us to answer God's call even when the World says ‘no’.

We are also reminded that we may not see many big opportunities to help others, but the smaller opportunities are found at every corner, if we just open our eyes to them.

This book is easy to read, and does contain some nuggets of information on recognizing the work of the Holy Spirit in every man’s life, but it’s a little to ‘general’ for my taste. It’s a basic christianese book: a quotation from a Christian writer at the beginning of each chapter, plenty of scripture references, throughout and a prayer to close each chapter.

Pastor Luck works with the Men’s ministry at a very seeker friendly church, so the seekers among us would probably find this helpful, (and if I had read the first three books in the series, I might have been better able to engage).

Overall I think it’s too ‘churchy’ to appeal to the general public and not deep enough to appeal to the average member of the small churches scattered across America.

I give it a '3' out of 5 stars

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