Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Review: When Donkey's Talk by Tyler Blanski

When Donkey's Talk, is a book about the author, Tyler Blanski's journey to discover why, in the Bible, miraculous, amazing things (like a donkey talking, get it?) happened, but we don't hear about that anymore.

Tyler, invites us along as he discovers that Christianity is not "safe", God is so much bigger than we usually give Him credit for.

The title of this book caught my attention. I enjoyed the first several chapters of this book. Exploring the miraculous side of Christianity, and asking questions about what happens when we expect the unexpected from God.

As I continued to read, however, it lost me. . . I felt like the book started to ramble. I didn't hate it, I just felt like he needed to get to the point, and it was taking way too long.

One thing did bother me. In the first couple of chapters, there are quite a few puns related to a donkey also being referred to as an ass. I mostly found it corny, but I know some people would be highly offended by this kind of slang, and I found it unnecessary.

In the end, I felt like this was a book, that probably was extremely beneficial to the author to write, a way of documenting his own journey of discovery, and organize his thoughts as he dug deeper, however, just as most peoples' journals wouldn't make exciting reading to the rest of us, this book, didn't keep my attention, or help me on my own journey.

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1 comment:

Shannon Baker said...

this sounds like an interesting book. I will check it out.

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