Restore: Break Out of Your Past and Into God’s Future by Vince Antonucci
Published January 9th, 2018 by Tyndale Momentum
Genres Nonfiction, Christian
What should we do when we feel stuck in life?
You know how it feels. There’s a hurt in your past that is hard to get beyond. There’s a bad habit that’s difficult to break. There’s a setback that is just too tough to overcome.
We all have our own unique situations in which we feel “stuck.” Americans’ favorite suggestions for how to fix our lives–self-help programs, self-esteem techniques, or simple willpower–leave many of us ceaselessly spinning our wheels and feeling just as “stuck” as ever. Vince Antonucci knows what this feels like, and he knows many who have struggled to fix their lives with these dead-end methods. He struggled to get past the pain of a neglectful and angry father. It wasn’t until Vince decided to go through a recovery and rehab course, focused on God, that he learned ways to break free of that hurt and to live in God’s future. Today, when someone walks through the doors of Vince’s innovative church, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, he offers a Restore class as one of three core classes that every member takes. He knows how important it is to learn to break free of these old hurts and bad habits. The essence of that popular class is contained in this book.
I found this to be a fairly interesting book filled with personal stories from the author along with Biblical scripture. Their are 30 chapters, meant to be read over the course of 30 days. The author addresses a variety of issues in this book such as addiction and recovery to forgiveness and learning to move on. I think that everyone can relate to the topics of forgiveness and moving on and I found those chapters to be particularly interesting and helpful. In the back of the book, their is also an index for each chapter containing the Biblical scripture that is referenced in this book. The only thing I found a bit odd was when I was reading the author’s biography at the end of the book he is mentioned to be a pastor and a leader of mission trips, but also a performer of stand up comedy in Las Vegas, which I found to be a bit odd. Overall, I enjoyed this book and it touches on a number of topics that most people can relate to. The author’s writing is easy to read and combines a variety of different topics in each chapter.
Thank you the publisher, Tyndale Momentum for sending me a review copy of this book.