A risky read…
For a reader to grab a book off of the bookshelf, the book must grab the reader, first. This happens in two ways, mainly; the title and the cover.
Neither the title nor the cover of this book grab you. I am still trying to make sense of the title. It just doesn’t do it for me, personally. Upon reading the book, I felt some of those same impressions at times. This book is about risk and faith in God throughout one’s daily life. The sad thing is; nothing about the title or cover really shout RISK, in my opinion.
This is not to say that the book didn’t have quality content at all. There are some clear illustrations, stories, and examples that are worth retelling to others, but overall, this book lacked the HOLD factor.
The HOLD factor is what grabs you at first through sight of the title and the cover. The following HOLD factor is what keeps you turning the pages for more. This just wasn’t a page-turner…it was more like a book with a deadbolt lock on it. It wasn’t easy to pick up and continue reading. It required diligent effort to read on.
But, aside from what this book lacks, it does promote faith in God and the implications of a journey that is adventurous and worth taking. For that fact and truth alone, the book is worth examining. Just be prepared to press on as a reader.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications as part of their Academic & Ministry Blog Review Service. 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.”