Hubs and I often tune into NewSpring Church services, via the internet, where Perry Noble is pastor. We really enjoy Perry’s teaching style, and his sermons are timely and relevant. Back in September, we received a copy of Perry’s new book Unleash! in it’s pre-release .pdf format for review. I was actually supposed to write my review of it by September 25th, as part of the book launch team.
Trouble was, I had bitten off more than I could chew with the home remodel, and then I had to start seeing the pain management specialist, too. Etc. Etc. So, the book languished on my PC. That is in no way a reflection of the text, but of my poor organizational skills and time management (or lack thereof).
Back to Perry Noble’s book.
Perry start’s off the book with a story about him driving his mother-in-law’s Mustang. After driving it all day, he wondered if the car had an power under the hood. Duh. He then unleashed the power harnessed therein and stomped the one on the right. Yah. That one. Very quickly he realized he needed to let off the gas before he lost control. Afterward, he thought “If I had known this car had that kind of power, I would have driven it a lot differently today—and I would have had a lot more fun while I was at it.” Perry goes on to correlate that experience to the Christian life and how many of us go through life without a clue as to the power that is available to us.
Perry goes on to ask “If God, the Creator of the universe, created on purpose, with a purpose, and for for a purpose, then why in the world would be willing to settle for anything less (p. 64)?” He negates the excuses one might use and uses the life of David to illustrate what living life Unleashed! looks like. He uses humor and personal life stories to keep it real.
Check out this book trailer…
Unleash! by Perry Noble (Trailer) from NewSpring Media on Vimeo.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to give this book to someone seeking a relationship with the Lord or to a new Christian.