I wish I didn’t like books like this. I wish I didn’t need books like Fully Alive. I would rather say that these books are below me and therefore not necessary. But, for me it isn’t true. I call it a “kick in the pants” book. Fully Alive by Ken Davis is a book that discusses living out the passions we know God has placed in our hearts. And, this is the problem, I know those passions, I have a desire to effectively live them out, but I don’t. This is the disconnect. Therefore, sometimes I need a reminder in the form of a book like, Fully Alive, to remind me of that call on my life.
Fully Alive is a memoir of sorts recalling the author’s story. A testimony of the atrophication of faith slowly over time and its subsequent awakening. The story is largely told around the context of the author’s physical health. While not exactly a weight loss book, the context of the loss and revival of life is told around the story of weight gain and loss. The parallels are significant when viewed in the context of a scripture like “throw off every weight.” The book is a call to lighten up and live fully alive.
Would I recommend this book? Well, I hope you don’t need it. Ultimately, I hope you don’t have to read this book. But, if you need a little “self-help” type motivation, this may work for you. Ultimately, the author would not accept the “self-help” title and so it more appropriately should be categorized as a reference for how to walk in the Spirit and live out the life God has called us to live.