I received a copy from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Real by Jamie Snyder makes you think about your faith. Where do you stand on the line between barely there and urgently seeking the light? We've become a people of do whatever is right for you, whatever feels good. The church has acquiesced to this mindset as well, like a spell cast over the castle in Sleeping Beauty. Snyder calls for a wakeup, but not in a shaking-fists-going-to-hell sort of way. He calls us back to the faith of the early church: generosity, hope, love, faith, etc.
This book would work well as a small group study or personal devotional. There are short chapters followed by thoughtful questions and a prayer. Snyder's writing style pushes without nagging, challenges without overbearing. This is a book for anyone seeking meaningful over mechanical faith. Put down your cell phone and pick up a copy of this book!