The Road We Must Travel by Francis Chan, Eugene Peterson, Bill Hybels and more ~ A Spiritual Growth Book Review

Fancis Chan, Eugene Peterson, Bill Hybels and more
Nonfiction/Spiritual Growth

Back of the book:

Navigation Uncharted Territory?

Do you ever wish your life had a map that included a highlighted route showing you the way to go? Do you wish you could ask a mentor for advice about how to maneuver around roadblocks?

In The Road We Must Travel, thirteen seasoned companions join you on life's travels. Authors and pastors including Francis Chan, Bill Hybels, Ruth Haley Barton, and Eugene Peterson offer words of encouragement, wisdom, and biblical counsel on circumstances that affect us all. Together these spiritual mentors address questions such as:
  • How do I figure out my calling?
  • How do I live as a Christian in today's culture?
  • How can I find purpose in suffering?
  • What steps can I take to resolve conflict?
  • How can I break free from my constant busyness?
We're all on the same road trip, heading toward the same destination. With help from those who've traveled ahead of us, we can find peace and perspective on the journey.

My thoughts:

Get your highlighters and sticky notes ready because you are definitely going to need them while reading this book. The introduction of the book sets the stage for the journey that lies ahead. We are all on a journey, in fact it is basically the same journey. Wouldn't it be nice to have a road map or GPS system that we could just input our current location and then Heaven as our ultimate destination and then get the perfect route?

While we don't exactly have that tool we do have some that are ultimately more powerful. Each of the sections of the book helps to break that journey down into segments and apply tools that will guide us through each of these points in our journeys.

Francis Chan, Eugene Peterson, and Bill Hybels' names are on the cover but there are ten other authors that are included in the book. I enjoyed reading the insights of such varied and esteemed Christian leaders. The groupings of the segments made it a cohesive book that flowed nicely from one segment to the next even though there were so many different authors.

I think you will be blessed by this book. Parts of it are sure to give you affirmation that you are on the right road and headed in the right direction. Other parts will give you encouragement to keep pressing on towards the end destination. Throughout the book we are constantly reminded that no matter what we plan, God still directs our steps (Proverbs 16:9) and that is the best guidance we will ever receive.

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