Anyway, now that I've explained how we ended up here I guess I can tell you what I thought about the book. First of all, I have to say that I really like the author and his sense of humor. I literally lol' ed when I read his footnotes, so make sure you read them. Kyle Idleman's writing style is what I would consider easy reading. The message is clear, concise, and straight forward. He doesn't waste much time getting to his point, but he also adds real-life stories, both from his own life and the lives of others to help keep it "real".
The entire book is based on the parable of The Prodigal Son. I found this to be a very timely topic for my own life because I recently spent almost two years living in the "Distant Country", and the more I read the more I realized how much truth this story contained that proved to be similar to my very own prodigal daughter story. Thankfully I am moving away from that time in my life and hope to share my own homecoming story in a few days, but because this is so fresh for me I can tell you personally that this book is full of biblical truths that may just open your eyes to your very own AHA moment.
Author of the breakout bestseller Not a Fan, pastor and author Kyle Idleman reveals three vital ingredients—Awakening, Honesty, Action—that combine for lasting change.
We've all had "aha!" moments in our lives, a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, Idleman draws on the parables of Jesus to reveal how three key elements can produce the same kind of "aha!" in our spiritual lives:
Awakening to the reality of who we are in Jesus Christ
Renewed Honesty to see our need for a Savior
Inspired to Action, we obey God and follow Christ's example
As we see in the transformation of the prodigal son, the result is a life-changing, destiny-altering collision—an AHA moment that leads us home to our loving Father.
I don't know where you are in your walk, or what you may be dealing with but I do know that we serve a loving God who is faithful and full of grace and mercy. If you are dealing with something in your life right now that you feel like you will never overcome, or just want to see real and lasting change happen, I would encourage you to pick up a copy of this book. Well, first I would encourage you to read the Bible and then read from this book after you've spent time in God's word. 😉
"All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way, But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him." Isaiah 53:6
You can pre-order AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything on Amazon.com and you can enter below for a chance to win an advance copy of the book (pretty cool since it doesn't come out until March 14th!).