- Soul Revolution: How Imperfect People Become All God Intended © 2008
- 263 pages
If Brother Lawrence’s Practicing His Presence was written by a group of people who failed and succeeded together, instead of an solitary believer, it might look something like Soul Revolution. Burke’s book is the story of a community of people who tried to consider God every hour for 60 days. Are you interested? All you need to do is buy a cheap watch with an every-hour beeper, and you’re off to the races.
While I’m pretty sure this book lacks the simple staying power of Brother Lawrence’s effort, there were a number of things about it that I enjoyed:
- The stories fit the message perfectly. You can tell Burke is a preacher—he has the perfect anecdote for every situation. I even used one of these stories to challenge our congregation here in Bracebridge.
- The sidebars contain testimonies of people who took the challenge and learned from it. The honesty of these messages drive the point of the book home.
- There is a ring of authenticity here. You will finish this book with the hope that you too can grow in your Christian life, because other people have broken the trail.
Full disclosure: I didn’t take the 60-60 test personally—I just read the book. Even so, I was challenged and encouraged. If you’re looking for something to help you travel beyond the annual making and breaking of resolutions, give Soul Revolution a try.