Well its been almost a year of hearing our pastor tout The Cure so I finally figured I should get around to reading it. Its a book that I knew a fair amount about before getting into it because of John Lynch’s Truefaced message that we’d been introduced to years ago. The basic premise is that as we go through life we really approach life trying to fix our problems in one of two ways through the room of good intentions or through the room of grace. Clearly the room of grace is the better way to living but its certainly not easy. The book points you to the need to change your worldview of how we view Jesus. Given that I did enjoy the book, but I didn’t find it super insightful, a lot of it was stuff that I was familiar to based on the messages we’ve heard at church for quite some time.
I really loved the stories in the book about the two rooms and the path that the main character (John, You, I, whomever puts themselves into the story). The rest of the book explaining the story I didn’t care for as much. I wanted more story, more relationship, more life. But I know we’re meant to go live that out.
I liked the book well enough, I’d give it 3.5 out of 5 stars as better than average, really quick read, but its just not something that I see myself going back to reading again and again.