Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A review of Shaun Alexander’s “The Walk”

I’m not a sports fan and had no idea who Shaun Alexander was prior to reading THE WALK, but I am interested in making discipleship work as an ongoing process rather than a program, so based on the limited information available, this book looked like something that would be of interest.

On the cover, perhaps as a subtitle, are the words “clear direction and spiritual power for your life.” unfortunately I didn’t find much about this book to be ‘clear’. Solid biblical principles and teaching are present, but it didn’t seem too clear or coherent. The examples provided didn’t always do enough to demonstrate his point, and there were other places where it seemed that relating a personal experience would have furthered the discussion.

I did like how Alexander has identified the individual stages that an individual goes through on the Walk, but it felt like he was stretching when he used Peter to prove his points. A big problem that many Christians have is trying to force God, Jesus, and in this case the Apostle Peter, to fit into the man sized boxes that we create for them.

This was one of those books that I kept reading hoping to get excited about. Sadly, that never happened.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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