Out There | Posted September 03, 2012
This book is very different from any book I've ever read, as it promised that it would be.
I was excited to start out in the book and it seemed to be getting off to a good start, and then he got into God's relationship with Abraham. Or rather, Abraham's relationship with God. To be fair, he did warn you that if you think well enough should be left alone, you should skip that chapter. I'm not one of those and I wrestled with his questions for awhile and I talked to several other people about it. In a way it was very good for me because it strengthened what I believe.
The middle of the book was great when he talked about our relationship with God. He encouraged me to fall in love with the Bible and to realize that my relationship with God is more important than what I know about him,..although I believe that we should not totally throw out Theology.
The end of the book was really hard for me to read and finish. When he started talking about our relationship with nature is when I really struggled to finish. God created the world for us to use for good. It started to get really odd when he started talking about our relationship with things like art and food. I can understand him saying "Enjoy the little things"...I do that. The little things in life delight me from head to toe. But when he started talking about having relationships with these things, it really bothered me.
So overall I didn't really like the book. It did encourage me to really work on my relationship with God though, so I'll give it that. It was just a little too New-Age ish for me.