Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own by Ryan and Josh Shook
(I received this book for review purposes.)
Genre- Youth / Christian Living
Published by- WaterBrook Multnomah
Number of pages- 208
Age Group- Young Adult (focusing people in their twenties)
Description of book- hardback, list price $17.99, ISBN 978-0-307-88629-3
Do you feel the need to have your own relationship with God, not a continuation of your parents’ relationship with Him?
In Firsthand, Ryan and Josh Shook share their own story and how the average Christian church experience stopped working for them.
- How to find a faith that is not afraid of doubt.
- How to find a faith based on a relationship with God.
- How your faith can help form a community.
There are quotes from others, study questions, and activities to do at the end of each chapter.
About the authors-
Ryan Shook currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles where he is a filmmaker and blogger.
Josh Shook currently lives in Nashville and is a musician.
My thoughts- Firsthand, by Ryan and Josh Shook, is a perfect book for people in their twenties who want to have their own faith instead of their parents’.
I thought this book had a lot of good information I could implement in my own life and was easy to read, but it lacked passion. It had thoughts from the brothers, great information, thoughts from others, and a great section and the end of each chapter, but it just wasn’t as captivating and passionate as I thought this important subject matter should be.
At the end of each chapter, I enjoyed reading about other people’s experiences, answering the questions, and deciding which of the “Might Try This” activities I would do. All of the “Might Try This” ideas were helping in exploring my relationship with God.
I would recommend this book to all who want to discover a personal relationship with God.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Firsthand by Ryan Shook and Josh Shook for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.