Thursday, March 27, 2014

Divine Obsession

Rob Hensser has become one of my favorite authors over the last few weeks. Last Thursday, I introduced you to his book Be the Wave, a great devotional for preteens and teens. Today, I am happy to share with you his book Divine Obsession: God's Illogical Insane Incomprehensible Impassioned Love for You.

We have all heard the phrase "God loves you," but after a while, the phrase loses its depth of meaning. Kids growing up in church hear it said as the catch all phrase that will make everything better. Rob Hensser ventures to have kids realize that God actually likes them- He created them and looks forward to spending time with them.

Through the stories of Mephibosheth, the Prodigal son, Adam, Hosea, Moses, the adulteress, Peter, the leper, and Noah, students are shown the depth of God's genuine love for them. They are reminded through Biblical accounts, modern day twists on parables, and pop culture that God can and does love us beyond what we can imagine and think. He loves us despite our mistakes and short comings.
What I Like: One of my favorite things about Rob Hensser's writing is how real he is. Through his writing, you can "hear" how passionate he is in his effort to reach students with the Gospel of Christ. He is not only entertaining, but engaging.

What I Dislike: This is not necessarily something I dislike, but something of note. The chapters might be considered a bit long depending on the age or attention span of the reader. I read one chapter to my 6 year old daughter just to get a feel for the reception it would get. Halfway through the chapter, I offered to stop. She was so wrapped up in the author's retelling of the story of Mephibosheth that stopping was not an option.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 8-18 years old

Publisher Info: Standard Publishing, 2006; ISBN: 0-7847-1839-3 ; paperback, 208 pgs., $14.99

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