Like most books, some people just shouldn’t read them. Trouble with this one is I can’t think of who wouldn’t benefit from reading this one. Written by Darin Hufford in 2005, (where have I been?), it’s a book about love- mostly Gods’, but yours and mine also. If you’ll let him, Pastor Hufford will take you on a journey, a journey that will change your Christian walk forever and redefine your view of God. That sounds like hype but I think this book backs it up.
Before you begin the read, Pastor Hufford gives you the rules. That’s right, if you’re going to read it he wants you to agree to 4 things.
As you read the book:
The cool thing about this book is that lyke Sylas its’ goal seems to be to make you think. Still not convinced? You can read the first 3 chapters on line at http://www.FreeBelievers.com and just like salvation – those 3 are free.
This is an excellent book by author and friend Darin Hufford. This book challenges many of the preconceived religious notions so many of us were raised with and provokes the reader to honestly reconsider their view of God and who He really is – not according to what man has taught with his misguided religious concepts and his addiction to control and manipulate – but according to the truth as Jesus revealed Him. Darin puts things best in his own words saying, “I believe that our generation has made God out to look like an alcoholic father. We never know what we are going to get from Sunday to Sunday. From sermon to sermon, we are faced with blatant contradictions that eventually leave us feeling terrified of Him. WHAT IS THE TRUTH?” Great book! Deffinitely not traditional, deffinitely will be a shock to the system for religious head thinkers, and some may even find its content offensive or uncomfortable because it bucks traditional religious norms. The God’s Honest Truth certainly raises some provoking challenges and soul-searching introspection. How do we relate to God? Are some of the concepts of Him we hold dear actually keeping us from drawing even closer to His heart? Have we made the Christian walk more about following rules, memorizing verses, engaging in religious works, and debating doctrines than we have truly pressed in to intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father? How are our priorities sorted? Darin speaks from the heart and conveys God’s Honest Truth for those who have spiritual ears to hear. I’ve spoken with Darin personally and can tell you he is the real deal. Highly recommended book! :)
This book thrusts the reader into an absolute “no spin zone”. Masks of hypocrisy, pretension, and religious folly are ripped away, while exposing the reader to the exhilaration of unmitigated spiritual freedom. This book is reserved for those committed to serious inquiry of truth – others need not apply.
Raymond E. Meadors, Ph.D.
FINALLY! A book that tells everything I’ve always known in my heart about who God is, but have never been able to put into words for myself. Chapter by chapter, the weights of rejection, worthlessness, unfulfilled expectations and bold faced lies were lifted and replaced with the simple, yet powerful truth of who He is… LOVE… and in that, there is security!
Heather Van Leuven
I only wish I had this book 35 years ago. If I had known, when I was young, about the true love of God maybe I wouldn’t have made so many mistakes. It was absolutely like breathing 100% pure oxygen for the first time. This book truly shows the actual heart of God and how as Christians we don’t have to live under bondage and religiosity. My whole outlook on life has changed since this encounter. I will truly never be the same.
I will definitely be reading this book more than once. As I read it, I find myself reading the same sentence over and over and outloud sometimes because I can’t help myself! I had to make myself put it down today, I want to be able to really let these things soak in – I totally get it.
I met Darin and Angie 4 years ago. Being a single mom can be tuff, Darin’s words of “Encouragement” and this book have helped heal my relationship with my daughter. By reading any part of this book it undid the extreme drama and gave us the “simple” we were looking for.
“A phenomenal journey into the heart of God…that’s what the “God’s Honest Truth” is! This book is a profound love letter and confirmation to the heart of the believer. We ALL need a better understanding of the love spoken of in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and this book will give you just that! A word from God for this generation? Absolutely! (This book should be required reading for leaders of every church.)”