Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Book Review: Encounter Jesus
At the start the book reminded me of so many other books like it that I've read before and I just wasn't sure if it was going to go anywhere for me. It took me a few chapters of reading for me to really find myself sold on the book. In many ways this book reminds me of Fr. Mark Mossa's Already There, which I reviewed a few years back. In Encounter Jesus From Discovery To Discipleship you will find a guide to intentional discipleship and a deeper relationship with Jesus through the anecdotal stories of Fr. Dave Pivonka and Deacon Ralph Poyo. But, the book is so much more than that.
Each of the book's fourteen chapters begins with scripture which correlates with the chapter's topic. From there the authors offer an explanation which is easy to relate to in order to help the reader understand how to apply this to his or her life, whether it's the call to evangelize or how to embrace the crosses that come with this life. The book offers practical insight and can be a valuable source of inspiration.
Overall, the book is an enjoyable read that is practical and approachable. It's certainly worth reading.
I was provided with an advance copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review by the publisher, Servant Books. Encounter Jesus is set to be released this Fall. You can pre-order it from Amazon.