Monday, March 29, 2010

Book Review: Christlike by Bill Hull

Christlike: The Pursuit of Uncomplicated Obedience
Christlike, by Bill Hull

I picked this book from NavPress to review because the description “this simplicity is the key to effectiveness in the larger mission of changing the world for Christ” and the tag line “To make a difference, you have to be different” sounded like what I was looking for in a quest to learn more about being closer to God in both my personal and church life.

The concepts presented are not difficult, yet the author presents them in a quite complicated way. I plodded through the book and did not find that “spark of insight” I was looking for. I felt like it was overly-academic and complicated and I really had a hard time reading this book.

O come from a Religious Education background, and I was lost for the majority of the book. I found myself re-reading and re-reading trying to make sense of the way the book was written. Make no mistake, the concepts presented for growing closer to God are sound. I just had trouble with the style of writing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review 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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