A Book Review By Becky Holland (Feedback welcome in comments)
‘The End of Me – Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins’
By Kyle Idleman
David Cook Publishing
Review: 4.5 stars
You ever feel like you are at the ‘end of your rope’ or maybe, have you felt lost? You ever felt like you had no sense in direction? That is when Kyle Idleman says we are ready to experience God in a real sense.
In ‘The End of Me,’ Idleman explores two sections of our lives – when we are broken, and how we put ourselves back together by being used by God. Idleman utilizes tbe beatitudes designed to put us back on the right path. Through his words – many personal illustrations, as well as Biblical stories – we see just what happens when we have reached the point of no return = where there is nothing left in our baggage.
Intertwined with the tales of brokenness which we all feel or experience, Idleman points out that each of those mometns can lead us into happiness. He really digs deep as he writes of just how God fills up or spiritual gas tank. With that, Idleman also shows what can detour us from going through God’s Spiritual Gas Station if you will – those times when we feel unworthy, when we just don’t ask for help and when we try to control the situation ourselves -using worldly things.
I was not paid for this nor did I receive any gifts to write this review. I just have liked Idleman’s books, heard his sermons and though – I am at this point. I don’t want it to be about me.
Highly recommend it for those needing a little push toward acceptance that it is not about you but it is about God.