From the sub-title of this book, “The Way of All Great Men,” I did not really know what to expect from this book. Would this book even apply to me as a woman? This is my first book to review as a participant in the BookSneeze book review bloggers program by Thomas Nelson. When faced with the prospect of combining my love for reading and blogging, I jumped at the chance by signing up quickly. I still was questioning my choice of this book when I began to read it. Would it live up to the reviews that were listed in the front of the book?
My fears were quickly cast aside as I became caught up in the intrigue and suspense of the quest for the “Map.” The twists and turns of the adventure had me guessing about the next step the entire time. David Murrow does an extremely great job of pulling you into the story with his descriptions of the places and people.
After reading the book through, I had to go back and re-read it with my highlighter in my hand. Now, the book is half yellow and filled with my notes. During one scene, David receives an envelope under his hotel door while sleeping. That caused me to think of all the times God places an “envelope” under our door and waits to see what we will do with it. Do we open it and proceed to follow His guidance or do we file it in the shred pile and disregard it totally? Do we question Him as Moses did and ask for someone else to perform the act? Or do we embrace the guidance and delve more deeply into His Word? I’ve been guilty of the first two choices more often than the last at one time or another. Being made aware of my own failings is hard to take at times, but afterwards I can see the wisdom and attempt to change my behaviors.
My prayers are for this book to be a stepping stone for some plans my husband has for a Men’s Ministry for our church. I’ll be praying for the Map to show him a way to get more men involved in the church by not just filling up the pews but by being involved in the experiences of growing as a follower of Christ. These followers will be our next leaders and their journey will impact us all.
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