Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fresh Brewed Life-Review

Man oh, man...am I late on reviewing this book.  Coffee, it tastes good, smells good and makes you feel good, right.  Just walking into a coffee shop can make your day better.  Books can do the same, make you feel good, take you to other places, awaken your senses.  So, when I agreed to review this book I hoped it would be like drinking a fresh cup of sweet cream flavored coffee while reading a good book, but as another reviewer put it, "it was a little like drinking that lukewarm cup of coffee you seem to never finish because of kids and chores." (partial quote from Angela Cook

For me a good cup of coffee is freshly brewed, iced, most days, some autumn harvest or caramel flavoring added and sweetened with a bit of splenda.  I like to drink it slow and savor the flavor, make the moment last.  A good book makes you think, makes you want to drink that late night coffee to stay up and read it.  Unfortunately Fresh Brewed Life was too much fluff and not enough coffee, or in this case spiritual depth.  Nicole Johnson had too many coffee analogies for my taste.  When I read spiritual books I want to be convicted, be encouraged to press on, to grow and get closer to God.  Unfortunately Fresh Brewed Life was more like ordering a Caramel Macchiato Frappe without whipped cream and paying for coffee on ice.

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