but good book coverReviewed by Charity Lyman

I frequently read Christian self help books but more often than not I feel like I’ve wasted my time. Typically, it’s a lot of reading with semi-interesting facts that make no difference in my everyday life. These books bring to light areas where one might need to change but don’t give any answers on how to make that change possible. When But God: Changes Everything showed up for review, I almost didn’t even take a second look. But I respect Craig Groeschel (who wrote the foreword) and on that recommendation alone I decided to give it a try. Here are my thoughts on But God by Herbert Cooper.

But God takes the reader through a journey. It is written specifically for those who have tried option after option and yet have made no significant changes in their lives. The author walks them down a path that will alter their lives forever–all from having a “but God” moment. We have all had those times where nothing seemed to go right, we were losing hope, getting frustrated and upset. It is during these moments when we need God to step in, but we often don’t let Him.

The author gives his own “But God” story and then uses that as a springboard for his book. I read through this in about a week. It took me that long because I wanted to slowly devour it. I found myself taking notes and wanting to know more about having a “God” moment. We may have even had one of these moments without realizing it until later. This is a book that thoroughly details how and why God steps in when He does and what He expects of us. Excellent book!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady

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