BOOK REVIEW: “Start” by Jon Acuff

Title: Start
Genre: Business/Motivational
Author: Jon Acuff
Glass House Gospel Rating: 5/5



OVERVIEW: I loved reading this book. As someone who has 100 passions, but has a bad habit of not committing to any of them for too long, I felt like this book was written for me. In it, Jon Acuff lists an easy and practical way to start down the “path of awesome” to pursuing your passions, navigating the reader through the ups and downs of each individual phase. While not the most theologically deep (as you’ll see below), I do think there is a lot of wisdom in this book that Christians and NonChristians alike can learn from. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a dream and passion who doesn’t quite know where to start to turn that dream into a reality.

THEOLOGY: I’ll be honest, there is little to no theology in this book…but it’s really not that kind of book anyway. While he does mention God from time to time in the book (for obvious reasons), it’s not a book to read if you’re looking to dive deep into the Five Solas or something of that nature. However, it’s a great take on how to start working on your passions from a Christian perspective.

READABILITY: I honestly love how easy it is to read a Jon Acuff book. In a similar style to Craig Groeschel, Acuff’s stories will capture your attention and make you laugh while you learn. Every time I came to a new sub-chapter, I found I didn’t want to put the book down because a new story had started and I was curious as to how it would end. The points are easy to remember (and Acuff even provides and practical and easy-to-follow guide in the back of the book to put all his points into practice).

PRICE: On Amazon, it is currently a little over $12.

QUOTE: “In the last twenty-four hours, what did you spend your time doing?…My intentions told me what they had always told me; You’re such a great husband! You’re such a great father! But my calendar told a different story.” (Pages 121-122)



(Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this review).


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