Book Review: Moving Forward

moving-forwardMoving Forward: Overcoming the Habits, Hangups, and Mishaps That Hold You Back by John Siebeling is a very hands on book that helps the reader engage the Word of God with the areas of life that can too often be obstacles in running with endurance the Christian race. The author helps show how the truth of God can truly set us free and empower us on our journey.

The book does a good job of helping the reader lift their eyes off of themselves and their struggles and focus on Jesus while also not drifting into a form of spiritual mysticism. The book is a good spiritual-practical blend.

The one qualm I would have with the book is the quote at the heading of a chapter and an endorsement of a book by Joyce Meyer in the Afterward of Moving Forward. Though not everything taught by Meyer is theologically wrong, she does hold to several heterodox teachings and falls into the category of a prosperity gospel preacher. It would be wrong to throw out Moving Forward due to these two allusions to Joyce Meyer (i.e. guilt by association), but I wish the author and editor(s) had chosen a wiser coarse of action in this particular area.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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