Reviewer: Randy Given (Manchester, CT USA) - See all my reviews (TOP 500 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME) Just by looking at the table
of contents, you can see that a large amount of material is covered here. These are covered early, with some chapter and book
commentaries towards the end. Some sections are rehashed under slightly different headings, but never to a point of boredom.
It is all easy reading and can be easily read in small chunks of time. I had some pet peeves (like "bible" in lowercase,
which is becoming all too common). Yes, the author went a little overboard about using KJV instead of NIV (I have used most
versions and prefer STUDYING with the NIV). The point that is made is that it shouldn't be easy (ala NIV), or we won't learn.
By that measure, should this book have been much harder to read? Since it is not, is it a waste of time. Hardly! On the flip
side, there are many things that the author hits right on the money (pun intended). Like tithing. The author is absolutely
right in this and that chapter alone is worth the book cost, in my opinion. A similar thing that too many churches focus on
is church membership and rules and regulations. So many schisms are caused by these ungodly things. Things like healing, tongues,
and prophecy are covered (although the latter is way too short, but hopefully will be one of the author's next areas of deeper
focus). Some items are very current, like demon possession of Christians (can't happen, but influence can) and Christians
losing their salvation (which also cannot happen, and I agree with the author that too many people are getting confused about
this -- a bad sign for the Church). There are other chapters, like fasting and why the ungodly prosper (even in the church
pew, with some getting deeper coverage than others. Recommended reading, especially for Christians that want to grow.