A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story
Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s book review program called Book Sneeze I was able to review 66 Love Letters by Larry Crabb. I’ve mentioned before that I’m more spiritual than necessarily religious. This book really tested my will to reading, spirituality and religion. Maybe because it is a very large book and I found it to be boring, but it took me a very long time to finally finish this book.
The story of God written in intimate love letters just for you.
Dr. Larry Crabb knows that if we could see the larger story of God and humanity, our world would never be the same. That story is found in large part in the sixty-six letters of the Bible.
Written in a conversational first person, as if God is speaking directly to us, Dr. Crabb looks at each individual book in scripture and boils it down to a one- or two-sentence message to us from that particular book. He then unpacks each sentence in a short chapter answering the question, What does God want me to hear from this love letter? The book's epilogue then fits all sixty-six pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together into one coherent paragraph and reveals the beautiful picture of what God has been about since the creation of the world. Far from being comprehensive, this is a personal approach to helping readers know God and his great love for them, his message for all mankind, and how their lives fit into His larger story.
I didn’t really like how it was written as if God was speaking to the author and we were just reading his experience with it. All 66 “love letters” were like this. I had to take it in 1 chapter sections to make it through without wanting to chuck the book. I honestly can’t count how many times I rolled my eyes while reading this book. Its okay, I’m sure many people reading this review will want to chuck something at me for saying this… but I do not recommend it.
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