Gospel Deeps by Jarrod C. Wilson is a book that is intended to take the reader deeper than the modern day surface level appeal of Christianity. The author labors to present pure doctrine and cause his readers to begin/ continue “Reveling in the excellencies of Jesus” (that’s the subtitle anyway). I was hoping for an engaging book and was fully engaged for the first few chapters. Then somewhere around chapter 3 or 4 it became increasingly taxing to read… mostly because of the repetition employed. I put it down and picked it up a few times just to get through it and questioned the whole time if something might be wrong with me (it can be too easy to say that a book is broken when it points to something broken in you). Finally near the end the writing picked back up and was very encouraging and provoked my heart to worship.
I have of a mixed review on Gospel Deeps. I think it’s a great book and the content at times was completely engaging, thought-provoking and somewhat challenging. Somewhere in the process of reading things began to slow down as the authors style of writing shifted and then picked up again. A commitment to read is the only thing that had me pressing through it.
Overall I thought it was a great book but a little slow near the middle. The content was great and the authors style is mostly engaging.
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