Raising kids to be Christians is tough. Almost every choice you make seems to go against culture. It often seems easier to cave in and do what everyone else is doing rather than constantly making choices that leave you in the minority.
It doesn’t help that everyone today believes their opinion is absolute truth. Which is a bit ironic, as they will also tell you there is no absolute truth, and God can’t be the source of truth. No wonder everyone is so confused.
So, I was interested when offered the chance to review the book Adamant by Lisa Bevere. Billed as a way for Christians to find real truth, its purpose is to give readers a framework for differentiating between opinions and God’s truths.
The author takes her idea of adamant from Isaiah 51:1 “Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and the quarry from which you were dug.” The word translated to our word rock, actually has a deeper meaning. It takes the author an entire chapter to fully explain what she means by the term of rock as adamant, which was interesting, but perhaps a bit long.
In the remaining chapters, the author examines how God is adamant in various areas. She covers everything from God as adamantly constant to adamantly love and more. Through each topic, she shares what she believes God’s truths are and carefully walks the reader through the verses and concepts in God’s Words.
While the author has good thoughts, at times the book just seemed slow. Those who love devotional books will probably enjoy the slow, relaxed way she covers each topic. For me, it was just a bit too slow. There weren’t enough stories and practical tips woven in to hold my interest. In all fairness to the author, this isn’t a topic with which I particularly struggle. I believe readers who have not been Christians long will get more from this book than more mature Christians.
Because of my preference for extremely practical Christian writing, my favorite part of the book was perhaps Appendix 2 sharing lessons from Proverbs and Ecclesiastes on various topics. I wish the book had included more quick, simple, impactful information like this
The author is a New York Tines best selling author for other books. This book could very well become one, too. If you are a fan, you will probably love this book. It covers important topics we probably all need to be discussing more. If, however, you are looking for a more practical, entertaining, quick read on helping you discern truth from opinion, this may not be your best choice.
This book was given to me for free in exchange for my honest review. An affiliate link is included for your convenience.