Sunday, January 10, 2010
Book Review: Fresh Start
With your faith being at the core of who you are – being stuck there can really be like a hallow feeling that over time really eats at you.
In reading and working through this book, there are some great parts about it – there are quite a few places where you are to pause and reflect on your life and then fill out answers to questions which really makes this journey to a fresh start personal. It also takes a great look at the main reasons that we end up ‘stuck’ and the barriers to getting ‘unstuck’.
This is a continual journey that will not be completed once and then your will be ‘fresh’ forever. It is a repeated journey to find new and fresh aspects of your faith and taking new steps towards a deeper relationship with God.
While this book is a written in a very easy to read manner and I was able to really gain a lot of understanding about my own ‘stuck-ness’ and even gain some new insight that has helped me (particularly about working with others to make your fresh start) – the light way that the book is written almost veils the fact that change is really hard. That is why there are so many books on this topic and why I will continue to need to restart my spiritual life over and over. It is not easy.
But over all – I would recommend this book as a good one to get started in thinking and planning about a ‘Fresh Start’.
Posted by Mark Kaske