Every single person, Christian or not, knows what it's like to lay awake at night replaying that blooper reel in your mind.
But even though it's an universally understood feeling, not many people ever talk about it. As a result many people feel like they are the only ones who have regret and disappointment.
The first encouraging thing that Mike provides in this book is the assurance that you're not alone. Every person has blown it at some point. But just because you experience failure doesn't mean you are a failure.
The second encouraging thing that I took away is that matter what you've done, God is not disappointed in you. You are God's beloved.
It's easy for us to look at the heroes of the bible or our spiritual mentors today and think "but they're not as screwed up as I am." But, as Mr. Foster points out, there is value even in our inadequacies.
God chooses the scarred and imperfect "People of the second chance" to do great things. And, in the end, He receives more glory because He uses us in our weakness.
Thanks to Blogging for Books and the publisher for the complimentary review copy!