Pretty darn good book. Actually it’s more of a devotional book. It should have been read some every day, but I wanted to get the review done, so I speeded up the process.
The writer of Hebrews encouraged us to “consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” (Chapter 10:24 ESV) This book is a collection of letters (or musings) written to do just that. (Stir you up!) Whether you are an older Christian wanting to rekindle the fire, or a new believer looking for practical ways to live out your faith, Heart To Heart Volume #1 was written just for you.
Douglas Monk and his wife Micaela live on an acreage in the Midwest. In addition to writing, Doug spends his time as a general contractor, home educator, and Cell Group leader. In his free time, Doug likes to read, work in their apple orchard and ride his Suzuki 800. Eventually he and Micaela would like to open a bed and breakfast.
There are 4 sections and after each section there are a few discussion questions, so I assume the book could be used as a study.
There were a couple chapters that really hit home to me, Doug writes well, has great advice, writes from the heart and from God’s Word.
‘I have an STD’ and ‘The Monkey and the Gourd’.
Funny story, I was reading the monkey chapter and picturing me walking into church with a gourd stuck to my hand and having to explain to everyone why the damn gourd was on my hand.
Then I threw the book! That’s how convicted I felt.
The chapter is about holding onto sins. Holding on to bitterness and not forgiving others. So that’s where I was sitting that day. Holding on to some unforgiveness.
Doug also mentions a book by Charles Stanley, The Gift of Forgiveness. I’m sure that would be good to read too.
I have a copy of volume 2, if anyone would like, just leave me a comment.
*It’s hard to write a review, I don’t want to say too much but want to spark an interest.