Friday, April 22, 2016
21 Seconds (Review)
This review is for the book "21 Seconds to Change Your World" by Mark Rutland. I will be honest, when I got this book I was skeptical due to the title. I thought it was a self-help style book, or a book with "x" amount of steps to take to make yourself better, or something like that. What I found was a book that thoroughly detailed both the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23 in a way that made both of these passages new, exciting, and emotional. Dr. Rutland's challenge is to repeat these scriptures - not in a way that it becomes "blah, blah, blah" but so that it becomes an act of worship and meaning. I think this is one of the best books I have read on these scriptures. The author is so right - these scriptures can become "old hat" and rote if you don't watch out. In reading this book they have become exciting again. Rutland takes them completely apart to study them. I also love when he studies them as parallel scripture between David and Jesus speaking. This is an awesome book on incredible scripture. I highly recommend it.
Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.