Friday, September 30, 2011

Mystically Wired by Ken Wilson

Sometime last year I heard about this site called Book Sneeze.  If you are a blogger and interested in Christian literature, this is a great site.  You get a book for free in exchange for a review.

The first book I selected was Mystically Wired by Ken Wilson.  I picked this book because as you know if you read my blog, I have a really hard time praying out loud.  Even just praying in general.  Maybe this book could help?

It took me a long time to get through this book.  I just could not get into it.  It wasn't engaging.  It didn't capture my attention.  And I found myself reading whole paragraphs and then thinking "Wait, what did I just read?"  I ended up skimming most of it.

In Part 1 of the book, he talks about how we are all wired to talk to and crave a connection with God.  I believe that.  Most people I know even if they aren't religious or have any kind of defined "faith" have probably talked to God in their mind before.  I didn't agree with everything the author said, but I do agree that we are all wired to have a connection to God.

In Part 2 of the book, the author goes in to "Exploring New Realms in Prayer".  This was more practial advice and guidance towards deepening your relationship with God and enhancing your prayer life, but I still found it difficult to get in to. 

I was disappointed with the book overall, just because I found it so difficult to get in to.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars.

If you are interested in a good book on prayer, I really enjoyed A Praying Life by Paul Miller.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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