One of the things that has always struck me most deeply about the Bible is how incredibly flawed the people are. David cheated, Paul murdered, Peter lied, Thomas doubted……their imperfections scream of truth to me.
Growing Up Ziglar is a story right from these same pages. The story of someone with a flawed and broken past who could only find true peace and contentment once she was fully surrendered to God. Someone who continually messed up, even after she accepted Christ.
But yet again–it is the honesty and imperfections of the story that scream of truth and point to Christ. God seems to use those who are the most flawed to do the most good once they are willing to repent and turn everything wholly over to him.
I found that this book had many parallels to the book Crackers Cheese and Pickles which is another beautiful story of a broken life being made whole in Christ. (you can go to the website and get a copy of that book for free!)
Growing Up Ziglar isn’t an easy book–rebellion, sexual sin, divorce, abortion and more are the hot button topics talked about–nothing is glossed over. But with these things being so very common today it is a very needed book. I found Julie’s story to be intriguing and important. At first I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the book of a rebellious self help teacher’s child–but now I’m so very happy that I read it! So did everyone else–hop on over to Amazon and see how other readers are giving it rave reviews!