Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life
The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn takes the premise that we have the wrong picture of God if we think of him as a God who is waiting for us to mess up, and that he wants to limit us, and say "no" to us.
Instead, he takes the time to explain the many ways that God wants to say yes to us, and how even the things we may consider a "no" is really a "yes" if we take the time to look at it closer.
One quote from the author that I liked was: "Most of God's "yeses" end up being something you had never thought about but would have wanted had you known it was even possible." I have found this true in my life.
One thing I did not agree with is in the chapter on "The Yes of Simplicity" he lumps all Americans together in the blame for the financial meltdown, and stresses this all because of those who took advantage of purchasing houses they couldn't afford, greed, etc. That is a big all in that there are people that don't live that way.
The book is a very in-depth book and would make an excellent study book for a group or individual looking for a deeper Bible study. It has Discussion Questions for extra study, and an extensive Notes section which lists the verses quoted and books referenced in quotes.
I spent about a month studying the book.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review. This review, with a few links, also appeared on my blog. The views, however, are mine.
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