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Friday, September 20, 2013

God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu (Review)

God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God

by Ken Shigematsu

(I received this book for review purposes.)

Genre- Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 256

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback (ISBN 978-1-60178-228-1, $16.99)

You don’t need to be a monk or a nun to have a God-centered life and Ken Shigematsu can show you how in, God in My Everything.  We can all have a wonderful spiritual life and we can do following his eight guidelines and building our own rules of life.  We can use the trellis which consists of Roots, Relate, Restore, and Reach Out and we can stay flexible.

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About the author-

Ken Shigematsu currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.  He is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver.  He also received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal.

My thoughts- I enjoyed God in My Everything, by Ken Shigematsu, from the beginning.  I liked the trellis, because it had Roots, Relate, Restore, and Reach Out, everything we need to be doing as Christians.  I thought his eight guidelines were essential.  The ones I thought were the most important to me were “build slowly,” “stay flexible,” and “make time for fun.”

Some more things I thought were important:

  • Our lives don’t need to be perfectly balanced, just centered.
  • We need to memorize scripture and we can do it by imagining what is happening in the scripture we read (I had never thought of doing that). 
  • Multiple samples of “Rules of Life,” so I had an ideas to help me write my own.

The only part of this book that didn’t mesh with me was the suggestion of picking a day to make as my Sabbath day.  The Sabbath only occurs on one day a week.

I certainly learned a lot from Shigematsu.  I hope you read this book and learn how to center your life around God.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God by Ken Shigematsu for free through Cross Focused Reviews.  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.  All links were current when posted.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your helpful review of my book! I am glad that the ideas "build slowly", "stay flexible", and "make time for fun" were especially important. All proceeds of the book are going to World Vision and missions.


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