Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: Unburdened

Unburdened: the secret of letting God carry the things that weigh you down
Chris Tiegreen
SaltRiver, an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers
2010

Chris Tiegreen has written a wonderful book. I hadn’t read any of his work before and this one proved to be a great way to get acquainted. His style is so personable and unpretentious in Unburdened that the reader may forget he isn’t sitting across the table engaging the author in quiet conversation. Early on Tiegreen states he’s no expert, however, someone who has been somewhere and comes back to tell me about it comes closer to the person I want to talk with than some of the experts I’ve read. That’s the strongest point for me in this book. He’s lived what he’s writing about and knows how to be unburdened.
The main point Tiegreen makes is so simple it’s hard to accept. I kept expecting something more. You know---the list of hoop jumps I need to add so my life would become less burdened. I mean, after all my burdens surely must require more than the simple truth this author covers so well. As it turns out I have made something simple very difficult. Please notice, as the author so aptly pointed out, simple and easy are not the same at all. But, for people like me he does discuss briefly some of things he found helpful for himself as an idea generator for the reader.
This short review just cannot do justice to the truth Chris Tiegreen has written. Please do yourself a favor and read this book. It’ll help you and you will have met a new friend.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.

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