In 209 pages Mike Glenn repeats the word “Yes” many times, but it doesn’t get old. In fifteen chapters of around fifteen pages each you might think the repetition of a three letter word would wear out. It doesn’t.
I truly appreciated the way Mike keeps things fresh by utilizing a mixture of good story telling and allowing the reader to examine “Yes” from a variety of angles. He incorporates the skeptic’s eye to “No” in chapters 2, 7 and 14 and clearly delivers a message of hope, joy and love that refreshes.
As with all good stories Mike takes you on a journey. First past the problem of living with “No” (I have a two year old, so I know he is right on this). Then from creation to resurrection, Biblically showing us God’s “Yes” throughout scripture. The following chapters get more personal, going from our past to the living out of “Yes” in our own lives and relationships. Finally we are dropped off at home learning an important lesson. If God is with us who can be against us?
My Dad, a factory worker, gave his life to Christ, became a Sunday school teacher and went into pastoral ministry before going home in 2010. After giving his life to Jesus he didn’t set out to be a pastor, he simply desired to have his identity in Christ. When Mike makes the statement “Your destiny flows out of your identity” (151), he describes my Dad perfectly.
Who are we going to be in Christ? If you aren’t sure of your destiny, I’d encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and see if it doesn’t help you find your “Yes”.
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