Reviewed by Meg Massey

Whether you’re a new believer or have known God for years, Ray Pritchard’s An Anchor for the Soul provides answers and advice for any stage of your faith journey.

Pritchard begins the book by presenting all of the reasons why we as humans need a God who loves us. He describes our search for love and meaning in all the wrong places, and how we can begin to find ourselves in God. In this same chapter, Pritchard provides facts about God, drawing inspiration from Biblical text. He notes that God created all things, that He created man in His image, and outlines instances in which He demonstrated that He cares for us.

Throughout the rest of the book, Pritchard continues to explain key moments in Biblical history, including the fall of man, the life and ministry of Christ, and goes on to explain grace, saving faith, and more spiritual concepts.

I personally have been a Christian for many years. There were things that I certainly knew about in this book, having heard these stories many times, but Pritchard manages to present it in a fresh way that opened my eyes to some new revelations.

While I think this book’s primary purpose is to serve as a resource for new believers or those who are seeking answers about faith, I can also see this being a great book to remind longtime Christians about the hope they have in Christ. Pritchard provides encouragement for the darkest moments of our lives, and encourages us to put our hope and our future in the hands of God.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Moody Publishers. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.