cover image Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Craig Groeschel. Zondervan, $22.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-310-34283-0

Groeschel (Soul Detox), founder and senior pastor at Life.Church, dynamically explains how to build upon small (even seemingly insignificant) decisions to alter the trajectory of one’s life. He writes with a self-disclosing humility, admitting his errors as he goes along, which provides genuine authority. Groeschel’s life took a major shift when, as a partying college student, he decided to begin a Bible study in his fraternity to clean up their reputation. Though the author and his frat buddies knew zero about the Bible, they read it aloud and prayed (if you can call the words they used praying), and, ever so slowly, Groeschel’s life changed as he kept reading and then committed his life to Christ. Readers will be eager to implement his ideology, which includes seven simple, practical recommendations: start, stop, stay, go, serve, connect, and trust. Each chapter opens with a heartrending true story illustrating one of the seven directions, exploring relevant biblical commentary, and providing generous how-to-begin suggestions. (Feb.)