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Book Review: Crave by Chris Tomlinson

A little while back I received an email from Chris Tomlinson asking me to be a part of a book blog tour for his new book, Crave. From his bio, Chris is a graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the UCLA Anderson School of Business. He is a businessman and writer who desires to see people realize the beauty and joy of knowing Jesus. It is this desire that motivated Christ to write Crave.

At the opening of the book, Chris talks about a picture of a boy devouring ice cream. It is all over his face and the front of his clothing. This picture happens to be taped to his television to remind him to desire God as much as this boy desires chocolate ice cream. After this beginning, Chris launches an honest account of his journey to surrender more and more of his life to God. He uses many personal stories and illustrations to depict each step of his journey. In so doing, Chris’ desire is for more people to journey along with him and come to desire God above all else.

As I read the book, I appreciated Chris’ honesty and openness at his journey. He doesn’t pretend to be a “spiritual giant.” In fact, some might read the book and find it uneventful. This book, though, is a great encouragement to those who, like Chris, might struggle with what it means to hear God regularly and step out in faith to obey him from moment to moment. If you get discouraged by much of the literature our there on Christian living because it seems unattainable or unrealistic, then you just might resonate with Chris and his journey in Crave.

You can check out more about Chris at http://www.cravesomethingmore.org.

Thanks to Harvest House Publishers, I have two copies of Crave to give away. Simply leave a comment to have a chance to win one of the copies. I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday, February 21.

NOTE: I was provided with two complementary copies of Crave by Harvest House Publishers for review and giveaway purposes. I have in no way been compensated to skew my review either favorably or unfavorably.


5 Responses to “Book Review: Crave by Chris Tomlinson”

  1. Allison February 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    I am reading Franc's Chan's book, Crazy Love, and just finished chapter 4 on lukewarm Christians. The visual of a kid's ice cream covered face as a parallel for my desire for Christ is great! Especially for a children's ministry leader. Now I have a new book to add to my "read" list.

  2. Theresa Haskins February 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    I would LOVE to win a copy!!!!! Please enter me!

  3. Kelly February 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Henry, Thanks for the great review of Crave. I really, really, really like ice cream, so I can relate to the initial story and point of our desire for God,

    Blessings!
    Kelly

  4. Henry Zonio February 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    And the winners of the books are… Theresa and Kelly! I'll send you an email to get your snail mail addys.

  5. Theresa Haskins February 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Thank you so much! I can't wait to read it!!!!!

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