Tuesday, October 25, 2016

book review: How to Survive a Shipwreck

title: How To Survive A Shipwreck: Help is on the way and love is already here
author: Jonathan Martin
date: 2016
publisher: Zondervan

I’ll be honest: I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the title and had high expectations. The content is good. Near the beginning of the book he writes: 
“The only way to lose yourself forever is to keep hanging on to the life you had before. The storm rides you hard, but the Spirit whispers into the pitch-black that surrounds you, carrying the words Jesus spoke to Nicodemus in the wind: You must be born again.” 
But some of the way he writes just didn't connect with me. And that probably says more about me than about the author. And that's OK. Not every author is for everyone.

Martin doesn’t go into details over his shipwreck of a situation, and I think that is good, it is certainly not the point of his story. Instead, Martin takes us into a sea of mysticism and intrigue, where Jesus is not a pat and dry answer to be realized, but a person to journey with in this wild, treacherous ride called life. 

Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. 

I was not required to write a positive review. 
The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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