Friday, January 21, 2011

The Walk by Shaun Alexander

The cover boasts Clear Direction and Spiritual Power for Your Life . . . and on the back cover your asked Are you walking with God, dragging your feet, or running ahead of Him? Take the first step in living at God's pace.
Personally this reader is seeking to do just exactly that Walking with God.
Interested? Go here to read the first chapter.
Alexander shares his concept that God leads His followers through 5 stages of life . . .
. . .The Unbeliever is where we all begin our life. You are a Wanderer or Wonderer. A Wanderer drifts from idea to idea. Wonderers approach life with a sense of purpose. They are aware that something is not complete.
. . .The Believer enters into faith by a simple confession of belief that Jesus is the answer.
. . . The Example is a Believer that has matured spiritually. The life of an Example reflects more of Christ and less of themselves. They submit their will to the Lord’s will. Their approach to the world changes, their minds are changed and the way they live changes.
. . .The Teacher is the coach, mentor, the helper, the trainer, the educator. He or she helps you develop and keeps you motivated; giving you the background and the foundation you need to take your life and faith to the next level. The Teacher helps to mold and shape a person into the image of Christ.
. . .The Imparter is a person that God has poured His anointing on. He uses an Imparter to do His supernatural work.
About the author:
Shaun Alexander was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks after a standout football career at the University of Alabama. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, in 2005 he set an NFL record by scoring twenty-eight touchdowns. In the same season, he set a team record by gaining 1,880 rushing yards and leading his team to the Super Bowl. Today, Shaun travels the country speaking to business and military audiences, at sports camps, and at churches and Christian conferences—appearing in front of thousands of people. He is a gifted communicator and Bible teacher who points listeners toward exceptional achievement by aligning their lives with God’s perfect will.
And, here's the 700 interview.
When researching this book I found that it is really widely available. Basically at almost all Christian Book Stores.
I found that you can go here and find links to the retail stores. It is also available at Amazon,
And lastly what I thought? This one I am on the fence about. I agreed with the 5 stages that Alexander brings out but there are a couple of other theological thoughts that frankly I am just not in agreement with.
A few questions I always ask . .
Would I give this book to someone?
Is this a book that could be considered envaglistic? Could I give this to a non-believer?
Is it theologically sound?
And, since I can't answer the last with complete confidence. Then I have to say that I am on the fence on this one.
What will I do with my copy? I think I will hold onto it and maybe give to another friend and get another opinion and maybe have my questions answered.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging For Books bloggers book review 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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