Thursday, October 29, 2009

REVIEW: "A Hope and a Future" by Don Wilton

Available October 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Broadman & Holman Publishing Group.

This book started off well enough… it talked about Nehemiah, and used him as an example to set the basis for this book, outlining how we can find hope in the words of Scripture.

But, about half-way through the book, Pastor Wilton shared a story about how he confronted a man in his church with whom he was having difficulty. And, the way that the author dealt with this situation just so completely turned me off that I almost set down the book right then and there. Instead, I decided to press on and see if I could keep reading.

Well, I read a few more chapters, but I just couldn’t get past what I’d encountered. I no longer felt I could trust what this man was saying in his book. And, so I set it aside.

I also found the book to be quite “preachy”, even though –somewhere near the beginning, while talking about prison inmates, and how to approach them with the gospel– Pastor Wilton said he wasn’t going to go that way.

So, unfortuantely, I didn’t really enjoy this book. I may or may not recommend it, depending on the person I’m talking to. But, this one just wasn’t for me.

Rated: D

[Thank you to Debbie Lykins, at Pure Publicity, for sending me a copy of this book.]

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