Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Am Second

I've watched most of the "I am Second" videos, and found them to be very personal, deep accounts. Each one was touching and profound in its own way. It seems that an attempt was made to capture those same feelings in this book, however it just seemed to be lacking somehow.

The stories are good - don't get me wrong. Each one just lacks the power or personality that the videos have.

I think what made me feel this way was the way the book is written. Rather than each person telling their own story, there's a strange back-and-forth between the subjects and the narrator. It doesn't really flow, and often I found myself having to go back and read over a paragraph to make sure I was reading it from the right perspective (either the narrator's or the subject's).

All in all, it's not a bad book. It's a nice addition to the videos, and some folks will likely enjoy it. I just think it would have been better to hear each person tell their own story without the extra "dressing up."

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze - their book review program. I wasn't required to post a positive review. These are my own opinions on this book.