Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book Review: Found: God's Will by John MacArthur

My wife and I have reviewed two of John MacArthur's books previously (here and here). This latest review is of the audiobook, Found: God's Will.

A friend of mine describes John MacArthur as to the point, no fluff. He could have been talking about his book, Found: God's Will. Compared with other books of his, this one is a bit on the short side—only 64 pages or 1.42 hours. That's not to say he doesn't cover the material well. In fact, the shortness of the book goes to strengthen his point: finding the will of God for your life is not that difficult.

MacArthur uses Scripture passages from the New Testament that specifically mention God's will and extrapolates from them what God would have you do. Specifically, he addresses God's will for you to be saved, Spirit-filled, sanctified, submissive, and suffering. The last chapter deals with God's specific will for your life in the day-to-day and even life-changing decisions you must make.

The narrator captures MacArthur's strong voice and even his sarcasm at times, which adds life to the book. Found: God's Will was a nice, short explanation of God's will that won't take long to read or listen to. If you want to know what the Bible says, this book will tell you. If you want a play-by-play explanation of what you need to do, you won't find it.

If you're looking for something a little longer on the subject, I strongly suggest you to check out Kevin DeYoung's Just Do Something. I reviewed it some months ago and liked it so much that I've purchased three print versions for gifting purposes. It was very good.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ChristianAudio as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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