Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Blind Spots

We all know blind spots are dangerous when we re changing lanes at 70 mph on an interstate highway. But just as critical are the blind spots that block us from seeing the truth about ourselves and others. No one is immune to either kind.
Blind spots are, by definition, invisible to us. No matter how often we re reminded to check our blind spots, we can t at least on our own. Our only hope is for God and others to come alongside us and help point them out. Once identified we can start becoming our best and most authentic self.

Coauthors Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson help us learn how to recognize and avoid blind spots to become more like Jesus, remembering the Holy Spirit is the revealer and healer. By drawing on stories in Scripture and personal experience, the coauthors invite us to engage in an approachable, logical conversation about what blind spots are, why they exist, how to identify and remove them, how to keep them from returning, and how to point them out in others.

In this practical resource full of biblical wisdom, Riddle and Anderson aim to lovingly guide readers toward spiritual growth to live fully and freely as Gods dearly loved, completely forgiven, and forever free daughters and sons.

Blind Spots helps us find concrete, biblical solutions to the problem of these shortcomings, cultivating a desire for godliness and a greater appreciation for the Spirit s work in our own lives.

My thoughts: I thought that this book did an excellent job of illustrating how blind spots affect each of us and the side effects of not identifying those blind spots and taking care of them. I thought Tim and Fil used some excellent illustrations that will stick with me long after having finished this book. I never really thought about how our ineptness at something can make us a poor judge of how well we do that thing (like public speaking for one of them until he had done it for some time). This is an excellent book to pick up!
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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