I enjoy listening to Dr. Cook each morning on the radio for his brief "Walk with the King" segment. I read a previous book of his and was impressed. I was expecting the same quality from this book as well.
Now That I Believe is wrote to the new Christian and I was hoping it would be a good book to recommend to others. However, I was disappointed in this book. Especially since the book claims to have over one million copies in print!
This book has nine chapters and each chapter attempts to answer a particular question that a new Christian might have.
The chapters are:
- What happened to me?
- How long will this new-found joy last?
- The battle ahead (what to do in temptation)
- How do I act like a Christian?
- What to do about the Bible?
- How can I pray?
- Do I have to testify?
- What shall I do with my life?
- Worldliness and what to do about it?
These are all excellent questions, but Dr. Cook didn't seem to really give a great answer to them. It seems like most of the book is simply quotes from the Bible combined together. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is not what I was expecting from Dr. Cook.
Overall, this is a short read, but one that can be safely skipped over as it doesn't really provide much insight for Christian living.
Next up is: Why Government Can't Save You by John MacArthur