{Book Review} #ChristianTheology -- Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell

Erica Watkins

5 Stars

July 22, 2017

Never Settle for Normal may just be the guide book so many are searching for, as we seek to understand God as He really is, and not as we think He is.

More often that I care to admit, I lose touch with the reality in which I exist and fail to distinguish the difference between the life I live and the one I was designed to live. I become immensely frustrated with my life and long for happiness and sense of significance daily. How do I get there? Can I get there? Will I ever be happy? *frustrated sigh*

Well, I chanced upon a book that presents a compelling, theologically-sound case that places biblical history in my hands and unravels the albeit simple answer my to questions. Parnell makes a captivating argument and presents the entire history of the world, as we see it in the Bible, in a wholly conversation tone. 

He takes us on a theological journey, gently reminding us that answers will not be found in scholarly tomes, or other collections of theories. Moreover, he directs us to a leather-bound itinerary that has captured everything we need to know, from the intricate moments of the world’s formation to that apocalyptic moment leading to its end. Parnell shares, with astounding accuracy, what it means to be a Christian in a text that is a conceptually accessible primer to all Christian readers wishing to explore their faith.

There is indeed a gap between how I imagine my life to be and what it is. Amidst many sleepless nights and tear-stained sheets, I sought a bridge to help me cross this spiritual chasm. This epistle has provided the material to building that bridge, by showing me where, and how, to lay the first brick. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.
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