BOOK REVIEW: Here’s a little paperback worth reading …

If it wasn’t for the fact I was obligated to read the book in order to write a review, I likely would have put this book aside shortly after starting it, thinking it was uninteresting.

Besides, it was just a little paperback with an odd title, how compelling could it be?

As it turns out, fairly compelling with a challenging, inspiring, and insightful message.

Yes, I kept reading.

Whether I was just not well tuned in when I started my reading, or the first chapter really is rather dull, I’m not sure what it was that initially almost lost my interest in reading “I Am Not But I Know I Am” (published by Multnomah Books), but author Louie Giglio quickly captured my attention soon thereafter and I found myself thoroughly engrossed in this little paperback.

Giglio marches the reader back to the story of Moses encountering God through a burning bush and discovering what God’s name is. Giglio uses that discovery to take the reader into what is the subtitle of the book, “Welcome to the story of God.”

When you explore who the I AM is, and understand that makes us the “I am not’s,” you gain a much greater, and clearer perspective of God’s BIG story and where (and how) you fit into it. With this new perspective comes an understanding of our smallness, something Giglio challenges his readers to embrace positively.

“The Story already has a star, and that star is not you or me,” Giglio writes.

God is infinitely big in a myriad of ways. We are tiny. That turns out to be a beautiful combination for life, as Giglio reveals throughout the rest of the book.

“I Am Not But I Know I Am” is a little paperback worth reading. It won’t take a lot of your time, but it will challenge and inspire you in big ways.


I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as
part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required
to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are
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