Bittersweet – Book Review
The title of the book is a fitting one because that pretty much sums up the life of the author and many of us in general. I believe we all have bittersweet moments in life. It’s a good thing to not allow the bitter to override the sweet because as the author rightly states “troubles help to mold us”
I like George’s attitude towards life; we could all learn a thing or two from the way he handles the struggles he faced. His response “every bad thing that happened to me taught me empathy and compassion” makes me feel a kind of kinship because that is exactly how I look at life. It is amazing to see that lack of compassion and bullying are not new to this modern world based on the author’s account of his life.
Just when you think the author is going to continue talking about life with his family, he delves into a beautiful take of his salvation. This second half might not go over too well with those persons who do not believe in the “once saved always saved” doctrine. George believes that salvation is a gift from God; one that He will never take back from us.
Mr. Savage talks very candidly about the salvation and the church and how we are supposed to operate as children of God. “It is easy for a church to become so formal that they forget their mission”. This is so relevant today because so many churches have completely forgotten that Jesus Christ is the main thing.
There is just one chapter about salvation but that one chapter has impacted me a great deal. Putting this chapter in the midst of everything else shows how important this is to the author.This also reminds us that our Christian life is intertwined in our daily lives so we should never try to separate them into two different compartments.
This is a great steady read of triumph over adversity; coming out on the other side stronger and more compassionate. Nothing sensational happening here; just a man candidly talking about his life.
This is a book worth reading although much of the information could have been left out. There was way too much detail about things like other family members. You had to wade through too much, of what I consider unnecessary stuff, to get much out of this book. Many readers will not stick around long enough to discover what is there.
I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in return for an honest review.