Eyes Wide Open by Jud Wilhite, with Bill Taaffe Reviewed by David Reagan 07-28-2009
So I got this book a few months ago to review. I figured I could read it over spring break. Then it didn't get here before school started again, and thus it took me a while to get through it. In spite of how long it took me to read it, I definitely recommend it. It's actually a rather short book, easily read in a week or two if you're busy. And it has a really good message. That message is simple, learn to see yourself the way God sees you. As in keep your Eyes Wide Open. Jud uses many personal stories from his life, and the lives of people he knows to illustrate how God sees us. He talks about famous people who's lives were transformed by God when they surrendered to His view of them. It's an easy and encouraging read, even if the main message is challenging. This book was especially good for me because for the past few years I have been trying to learn to see myself as God sees me. I've been hearing sermons on it, reading Bible verses on it, and just generally being told that it is something I need to learn. It's not easy. I'd say I've taken the first steps, but I still have a long ways to go. But I know that it is something I need to do, and it is something you need to do. So, during these hot days of summer, pick up a copy of this book and be reminded about what God sees.