Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Review of Soul Detox

Book Review of Soul Detox 

Soul Detox is a book that we carry in our bookstores which was written by Craig Groeshel who is the pastor of LifeChurch.tv church based in Oklahoma.  This book was primary text of the recent Toxic message series at EBC.  Groeschel writes in a very personal and engaging style sharing many of his life blunders as he encourages readers to come clean and recognize that this world is trying to lead you away from your relationship with Jesus.

This book is written in such a way that each chapter can stand on its own which makes it a great candidate for being a small group study book.  There are supporting study guides also available if someone chooses to use this book as their small group material.

Groeschel starts out Soul Detox with some straight talk, challenging each of us to realize that we need to be on the watch for self deception and thinking that we are not susceptible to toxic influences of the world. Craig Groeschel writes with very color language which makes this book very easy to read. He covers topics such as envy, rage, relationship, culture and language with more detail than time allowed in the EBC Toxic message series. In the Green with Envy chapter Groeschel warns us of an important fact about the grass is greener mentality.  He says "their grass may be greener than yours, but from where you're standing, you may not be able to see all the poop in their yard".

Soul Detox is an excellent book on many levels and could be recommended to everyone at some point whether individually or as a small group resource. It would be suitable for mature senior high students and all adults.

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