Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fully Alive by Ken Davis

I just finished reading "Fully Alive" by Ken Davis and I'd like to share my thoughts about this book with you! I was excited to read this book, as I've heard Ken Davis's little spots on the Christian radio station for years now and they have usually elicited a laugh.

The book begins with a story of Mr Davis's granddaughter lost on a mountain. This terror-filled time (and the blessing of her return) pushed him into a journey to become "fully alive".

The book chronicles his successes in recent life and how they've been possible, how he is living life fully alive. . .it kind of reads like an inspirational self-help book at times, with a LOT of focus on losing weight and exercising. Not just one chapter, but a big chunk of the book. There are stories and illustrations in the book, but not lots of Scripture. Many personal stories and inspirational stories of others, all used to show how you can and should maximize your life.

So what did I think of it? That's a tough one. I wouldn't really say I liked it; I probably wouldn't have finished it had I not promised to read and review it. But it was not all bad :) Reading through it there were parts which were interesting to me, parts which were not and parts which brought tears to my eyes. I guess maybe it was a lot like other books I've read, good inspirational reminders, but not like "wow".

Read it if you like, maybe it'll be your favorite! Or maybe not. Or maybe you need ideas and inspiration to lose weight through healthy eating and exercise. This is a good book for that (lots of words dedicated to that!) I guess I'm pretty ambivalent on this one.

I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review.

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