Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: Adventures in Saying Yes: A Journey from Fear to Faith by Carl Medearis with Chris Medearis

Review: Adventures in Saying Yes: A Journey from Fear to Faith
Carl Medearis with Chris Medearis
Bethany House Publishers

I must say that I agree with the back cover quote from Lynne Hybels, “Reading Adventures in Saying Yes is so much fun you don’t realize at first how profound it is.” 

Each story told by Medearis gives the reader a fresh perspective on not only the adventure he and his family traveled, but also another way to move from fear to faith.  Things incredible, things tragic and the full range in between those poles are part of this book.  The author’s style is so readable you feel like he is across the table telling you all these adventures.  If storying is an effective way to relate to some people groups, then this guy has it down pat.

adventures-in-saying-yesSo yes, I do recommend this book.  It accomplishes its goal in illustrating his journey from fear to faith in a soft spoken, life lived way.  It also is a great look at how the provision promised in the Bible to those that follow God’s way of doing life works.  That, of course, is part of learning what faith really is.  The postscript is the part that the author hopes will stick with the reader.  In his special style, he ends with just one more short story about a conversation with a friend.   Don’t just read that though, Medearis arrives at his conclusion by living the journey.  Doesn’t seem work any other way.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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