A few weeks ago, author Chris Martin invited bloggers to review his book I Was There. As an incentive to review his work, he was offering to give each reviewer a free e-book. At the time, I thought, “Hey, this dude seems alright. I want to give his book a try.” So, I shot him an email wherein I went full Katniss (“I VOLUNTEER!!”) partly because I generally enjoy helping others, but mostly because FREE BOOK. That same day, lo, his e-book was in my inbox.
To be perfectly honest, the book surprised me. It was fresh and exciting, and it gave me a deeper understanding of the Bible. Martin writes Biblical stories from the first person perspective. So, you don’t watch as Abraham leads his son up the hill. You are in Abraham’s head. You are taking that walk with him. You are privy to his thoughts and fears and prayers. It is such a simple change, but it is so powerful!