Every now and then, I read a book and it’s just like “Wow”. That’s the feeling I had after completing Stovall Weems’ latest book “The God-First Life.”
I have been all too guilty of putting things, desires, and aspirations in a higher place than God, hoping that because God loves me, He will bless those things, desires, and aspirations. In his book, Weems breaks down that logic with biblical truths, focusing on this verse:
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
The book addresses important concepts that are sometimes overlooked as well, such as the value of having a strong community around you, understanding your place in God’s family, and how to gain freedom from your past so that you can move forward.
I loved that this book was not overly complicated or heavily weighted with theological ideas. Not to say that those are bad, but sometimes what I need most is a simple reminder of what is most important. As I transition into a new season, and become even more busy with church-planting activities, my job, and my dissertation, I can see myself referring back to the simple truths that Weems presents in this book.
I would recommend this for those who are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ in a simple, non-complicated way. Though I received this book for free, I have already purchased two additional copies to gift to others because I believe that the message is important and timely.
Until next time…
Be encouraged! Peace and Blessings!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.