As a Christian wife and mom there were many thinking points within the 30 days that I found interesting or insightful. However, the entire book felt like one giant motivational speech, which is not really my kind of thing. Yes – having motivation and encouragement to change our lives to live more purposefully and Godly IS important and good. However, the approach -I felt- was stale and routine. The book is divided into 4 “principles,” and I believe each section could have been half as short and still effective in its purpose. Each chapter of a section kept REPEATING itself, using a different metaphor or story. I found this tiresome and completely un-motivational!
I did glean some WONDERFUL reminders – such as the need to let go of past regrets and grievances; telling God how I -really- feel; and this book reminded me to speak to Him throughout the day because HE does care about the “little things.” But as I said before – much of the book is a repeat of itself, so the reading and journaling got very stale and went in circles simply because no real “new” insights were being introduced on a daily basis.
Perhaps this book has been really great for some people, there have been raving reviews about how it really changed a person’s outlook on life. I cannot deny their claims because we are all different people. I would say it IS worth a read. Even if it is slow and repetitive, there are gems of insight to be picked out and put to use.
***I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review, all views and opinions are my own.