Sunday, July 10, 2022

Your Longing Has a Name by Dominic Done


I had heard several positive reviews for this book and so I came into the review predisposed to like it. I admit that Done's writing style is engaging and he had points that were worth consideration. What I started to struggle with was the way he interpreted Scripture. Just had the feel of someone trying to come up with some new take on a familiar passage.

The author focused on the progression found in the passage of  2 Peter 1:5-8, about adding to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge, and so on. I have loved this portion of Scripture and looked forward to encouragement to apply this in practical ways within my life. But from the very beginning, I felt the author had an outline in mind that he was trying to fit these verses into (rather than mining the full meaning from the verses as written). 

There were several times I felt the author's conclusions seemed to be a stretch and I just kept feeling like there was more motivational content than deep theological study. Were there nuggets that might encourage believers? Absolutely. Just perhaps looser interpretations than I felt comfortable with. For that reason, this is not a title I would purchase for my own library. 

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Your Longing Has a Name from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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