Book Review: Transformed
by Rick Warren
My Rating: ***** (5 out of 5 stars)
Why Did I Read?
I am a member of a small group (we call it a Lifegroup) at our church. For 7 sessions, we got together every other week to go through this book together, watch the video that went along with the weekly lesson, and discuss our thoughts and how we can apply the concepts to our own lives.
Summary (through Goodreads)
Transformed is a church-wide, 7-session campaign that will guide and grow your church by exploring what the Bible has to say about every essential area of our lives: Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Emotional, Relational, Financial, and Vocational. The world is shouting for our attention with answers to our relationship struggles, solutions to our financial trouble, and explanations to our search for meaning. But the world’s promises leave us empty and searching for more. God’s Word is the only answer that promises to transform our lives from the inside out. Unite as a church and be TRANSFORMED together.
What Did I Think/Recommendation
I really liked this book a lot. Over 7 weeks (49 days), each day I looked forward to reading, reflecting, and journaling on the lesson of the day. In those 10 minutes of each day, I felt so at peace. I was able to leave all of my worries behind and connect with my source and my true self. It was a wonderful feeling. When I was able to spend this time first thing in the morning, it inspired me and provided me with a great start to my day.
I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in becoming healthier in mind, body, or spirit. The book covers just about every area of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. The reading is very short, but the reflection and journaling is what I enjoyed the most. To anyone who gets this book, I would encourage you to do the journaling if you want to get the most out of it.
Although I really enjoyed doing the individual lessons from the book, the part of this course that really made the biggest impact in my life was the small group discussion and the videos that went along with the book. Find out more about the course at http://transformedlife.com/