Book Review | Enter Wild

Title: Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker

Pages: 208

Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Faith

Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (June 16th, 2020)

Summary

Break free from a safe (and boring) faith to truly live the abundant life with all the wonder Jesus promised in John 10:10.

You are meant to receive the abundance God promises here and now. You are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. Even in the midst of our broken world’s traumas and trials, you can

– learn to lower the volume of life and truly hear God
– experience what it means to speak God’s Word over yourself for real victory

– discover how to pray His promises instead of praying over the problems

With his trademark blend of humor and transparency, gifted storyteller Carlos Whittaker shares his personal struggle in coping with crippling anxiety–and how the key to his freedom was rediscovering a wild faith. That key can be yours, helping you open the door to leave mild and enter wild.

Enter Wild: Exchange a Mild and Mundane Faith for Life with an Uncontainable God

*I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thanks to the publisher!*

One of my reading goals for 2020 was to expand the types of books I read, which includes reading more nonfiction. As a Christian, I am always looking for new and authentic books to read that help grow my faith. When I read the description of Enter Wild, I just knew that this would be the type of book I was looking for.

This was the first book I’ve read from Carlos Whittaker, so I didn’t know what to expect when going into it. I was pleasantly surprised by his writing style. He writes in such a way that is filled with humor, truth, and authenticity. He does not shy away from some of the more uncomfortable aspects and failures in his life, rather, he embraces them and uses them to point to God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Enter Wild is all about learning to live out ones faith boldly and bravely. This was such an encouraging read. It truly has motivated me to step out of a traditional, mundane Christian life, and instead, truly live out a life without fear but in faith. As someone who has grown up in a Christian household and has gone to church all my life, the fact is, the Holy Spirit is not talked about very often at all. There may be songs about it, but it is something that is often brushed over so one doesn’t look too zealous and like one of ~those~ churches, lol. Carlos Whittaker explains the importance of the Holy Spirit so well, though, and the true power we are given when we, as Christians, receive the Holy Spirit living inside us. It sounds extreme because, well, honestly, it is! That being said, it is so worth it!

When someone truly steps out in their faith and trusts in God, amazing things happen. If you are a follower of Christ, after reading this book, it is going to inspire you big time! I would definitely recommend Enter Wild to all Christians.


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