Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nonfiction Review: Lord, Change My Attitude by James Macdonald

"Lord, Change My Attitude Before It's Too Late" by James Macdonald uses the Old Testament Israelite wilderness story and various New Testament passages to look in detail at the Biblical view of complaint, coveting, criticism, doubt, and rebellion. Macdonald addresses the opposite of each of these negative attitudes and ends each chapter with insightful questions. There's also a great study guide at the end of the book. (I wish I had realized this. I would have preferred to do the study while I read the book.)

I greatly appreciated Macdonald's strong reliance on Scripture. There's a lot more to take in here than you might initially think - this is definitely a book I will keep on my shelf.  It's also important to note that Macdonald never falls into the pit of the Word of Faith or Prosperity Gospel movements. Macdonald focuses on how our attitudes affect our spiritual lives. Without submission to God, we will feel like we live in a wilderness. The format is a bit crazy - three or more fonts, lots of bold (including all Scripture references) - but you get used to it.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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