My Book Review of Christ at the Coffee Shop

Christ at the coffee shopChrist at the Coffee Shop by Nathan Ingram
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not What I Expected

When I first picked up this book, I was uncertain. Though I enjoy reading about religion, studying theology is quite different from devotions or testimonials of faith. It can get dangerous moving from the objective to the subjective, so I tend to avoid it in this topic. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this text.

There were several things I actually liked about this book. For starters, Jesus liked to speak in parables. I appreciated the way the author used a modern version of that, sharing his examples in forms of short stories to illustrate the points he was trying to make. It was a marvelous way to clearly show readers what Mr. Ingram was saying, and it made the book enjoyable as well as relatable.

In addition, I felt the author remained neutral. He didn’t try to convert anyone. Instead, the purpose of his book was to get one to ask questions and look at everyday happenings with new eyes. Mr. Ingram uses powerful tales that make you consider situations we’ve all experienced at one time or another. It’s compelling.

I recommend this book. Honestly, I didn’t think I would nor that I’d like it as much as I did. The kindness, easy-manner, and sincerity of the writer is what made the difference for me. It wasn’t judgmental. It wasn’t condemning. This read was just about wishing everyone to see the love and light in the simplest elements of life, even when it seems the darkest.

Just a lovely message of hope.
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