Monday, April 26, 2010
360° Life by Billy Joe Daugherty
360° LIFE explores the impact that faith can have on the Christian life. It discusses powerful topics such as overcoming fear and anxiety, hearing God's voice, giving thanks, and much more. The theme of the book is one of encouragement to Christians to keep running the race no matter what circumstances may come.
After reading the back cover of the book, I couldn't wait to get started. Sadly, the book did not live up to my expectations. I found the author to be in error on several points. He frequently used Bible verses to validate his points, but he often used the verses out of context and sometimes failed to even quote the entire verse that would completely turn the tides on his statements.
There's a lot of good material in 360° LIFE, but there's also enough error to truly confuse a weaker Christian. I think it can best be compared to rat poison - 99% good food, 1% poison.
I cannot recommend this book as I fear it will only confuse and lead astray those who are weaker in the faith. The errors in the book are woven into the message so subtly that at times, I found myself questioning what I believed and why I believed it. If you decide to read this book, be very careful. Make sure you know what you believe, and search the Scriptures to validate those beliefs. A half-truth is still a whole lie!
Click here to read chapter one.
Click here to purchase 360° LIFE.
This book was reviewed as part of the Random House blog tour program. All opinions are my own.