Monday, April 16, 2012

Passages by Brian Hardin

The book Passages by Brian Hardin is subtitled "How reading the Bible in a year will change everything for you" which gives you a good idea of what it's about--the importance of reading Scripture. I will agree with the concept of this book, that reading Scripture every day is an important part of a follower of God's life. I looked forward to reading this book, thinking that it would spur me on to more consistent Bible reading.

As I read through this book, indeed the focus was on the importance of reading the Bible. There were stories from the author's life as well as a discussion of his podcasts (daily audio Bible) and stories of people who have been impacted through the daily audio Bible podcasts. (At times it felt a bit like a big commercial for the podcasts!) The back of the book details different reading plans for reading the Bible in a year.

So--did I like the book? I like the premise of it, the importance of daily Bible reading. To me the book itself seemed rather disjointed and kind of like it jumped around back and forth. I had a hard time reading it through as a matter of fact. Looking at reviews written by others about this book, it seems that many people thoroughly enjoyed it. So--you may enjoy it, who knows. It is a good reminder of the power of reading God's Word on a daily basis. For me--I probably wouldn't read it again.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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