October 2, 2015

The End of Me

The End of Me 
by Kyle Idleman

While I do have other Kyle Idleman books on my shelf this is actually the first one I've read. I've heard so many good things about his books that when I was offered a chance to read this one I jumped at it.

I really wanted to LOVE this book. Unfortunately I didn't feel quite that strongly, though I did like it. I was a little taken aback by all the sarcasm. Don't get me wrong I really do love sarcasm and tend to use it too much myself, but when I am reading a book to delve deeper into my relationship with God I'm not looking for sarcasm...

I did glean some good input from Idleman's writing though. And I very much appreciated his take on the Beattitudes, his thorough use of scripture, and appreciated the language study incorporated into the book.

One of my favorite lines from the book talked about the moment in marriage or even just in a relationship when the girl feels comfortable enough to wear her hear up and not get dressed nice and not put on make-up. It talked about how we Jesus wants to have a ""no make-up relationship" with us. That really hit me. He wants the "real" us not the "made-up" version that looks good on the outside. Of course I've heard this a million times but this time it hit me a little differently. Perhaps because I can relate with the marriage metaphor.

I had many other parts that I appreciated in this book. Here is another sneak peak into the book:

I read an advanced copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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