Monday, November 30, 2015

Sandcastle Kings by Rich Wilkerson

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Sandcastle Kings
by Rich Wilkerson

ISBN-13: 9780718032685
Trade Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher through BookLook.

Book Description from BookLook:
In Sandcastle Kings, Rich Wilkerson uses four powerful stories from the seventh chapter of Luke to explain why spiritual fulfillment cannot be found in ourselves, in other people, in material things, or even in religion. By studying the stories of the centurion’s faith, the resurrection of the widow’s son, Jesus’ message about John the Baptist, and the anointing by the woman with the alabaster jar, you will be able to face your doubts and insecurities and overcome your anxiety, discontentment, and depression.

Wilkerson wants you to understand that the only answer for your spiritual bankruptcy is Jesus and that until you turn to him you will never experience the lasting peace and joy you so desperately crave.

My Review:
Sandcastle Kings is a spiritual growth book. The author looked at the accounts of four encounters with Jesus in Luke 7: the centurion with a sick servant, the widow going to bury her son, John's disciples asking Jesus if he really is the Christ, and the sinful woman who poured perfume on Jesus' feet

While there were some insights into the verses, he mainly drew a lesson from each section of verses and then gave a sermon on that topic. These lessons were biblically based and had a focus on Christ and on grace. He made some really good points. The tone was casual, and his points were easy to understand. He calls his readers to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Christ. I'd recommend this book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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