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    Review Introduction: The Grand Weaver

    September 24, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    Maybe it just caught me at a tender time in life, but this book, with its plethora of emotionally-charged stories, brought me near to tears on more than one occasion.

    I said near. It’s not like I actually cried.

    The Grand Weaver was a touching little book that covered many aspects of a person’s life: DNA {who one is physically}, disappointments, calling, morality, spirituality, will, worship, and destiny. Ravi Zacharias did a better job with some of the categories than others, but the variety here is so extensive there is no way I could cover it all in a series of reviews. So I will be giving only the highlights.

    As a reminder, or for any readers who are new around here, my official reviews {meaning I received the book free for the purpose of reviewing it here on the blog} follow a Good, True, and Beautiful category format. In regards to this book specifically, I will raise some of the following issues:

    • Good: Is the book good in the moral sense? Does it discuss morally good topics in a way that is itself morally good? Does reading it promote any sort of moral goodness in the reader?
    • True: Is the work true in light of what can be known from Scripture? Are the author’s assertions true when compared with Scripture as the ultimate authority? Were all verses and passages quoted in context, or was God’s Holy Word twisted to suit the author’s needs?
    • Beautiful: I refer to beauty on two levels. The first is physical. Is the graphic design beautiful? Is the manuscript free of glaring typographical errors? The second is in regards to the craft of writing. Are beautiful stories told in a beautiful manner? Some of this is a matter of personal preference, but some is also objective. Some writers practice their craft so skillfully that the beauty of their work is as true as the beauty of a waterfall. Did Zacharias accomplish this sort of beauty? And if not, how close did he come to hitting the mark?

    These are the questions I will be asking myself this week as I finish my reading of Ravi Zacharias’ The Grand Weaver.

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  • Reply Kimbrah September 24, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Would it be impolite to ask if I might borrow this book when you are finished with it? Much obliged. 🙂

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