We are taught to watch for blind spots when we are driving but what about those blind spots we have as we journey through life?
Anderson and Riddle want readers to be able to be aware of their blind spots and deal with them. They define a blind spot as “anything that stands in the way of being all that God has intended for our lives.” (245/2082) They may be willful sins but they may also be caused by ignorance or immaturity.
The authors share their own stories of blind spots then get down to helping us with ours. They take us through the reasons we have them and how they are formed. They explain God uses His Word, His Spirit and His people to show us things about ourselves we can't or don't want to see. They emphasize that we must choose awareness. We must be willing to ask ourselves hard questions, including the ones they provide. They even walk us through some of the feelings we might have when our blind spots are pointed out by trusted friends.
This is a good book. It is one of those every Christian would benefit from reading. The authors' writing style makes reading this book a pleasure, even though it is a hard topic. I like that the authors have provided a section at the end of each chapter to help readers apply what they have read to their lives. If you want to know yourself better and truly become aware of your blind spots, this is the book for you.
You can read a sample here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Tim Riddle, MAGL, is the CEO of Discover Blind Spots, whose mission is to help leaders find their blind spots. He was previously the Executive Pastor of St. Mark's Church and the founder and CEO of Riddle & Company, both in Burlington, NC. He and his wife have four children and live in Burlington, NC.
Fil Anderson is executive director of Journey Resources, based in Greensboro, NC. He is a frequent conference speaker, spiritual director, and director of retreats and workshops. He is a member of the teaching team at Potter's Inn Soul Care Institute. He is a member of the pastoral staff of St. Mark's Church, providing soul care to their staff and volunteers. He is the author of several previous books. He and his wife have three adult children and live in Greensboro, NC.
New Growth Press, 160 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.