“Sacred Intent” by Dr. Brent Crowe

Sacred Intent by Dr. Brent Crowe departs from the classic formulary outline of books you find in the Christian Living section in your neighborhood Christian Bookstore. In your Sunday sermon the pastor or speaker attacks his/her subject with three steps: #1) He tells you what he’s going to tell you. #2) He tells you. And #3) He tells you what he just told you. The hope is that one or more of those steps resonates with the listener.

Sacred Intent is a fresh and interesting format. Crowe urges us to identify and pursue Christ with focused intent. He utilizes stories and personal experiences to explain his scripturally based points, with the overall goal of maximizing the moments in our lives, and to live out those moments to the fullest.

Crowe concludes that his entire book can be summarized by three “sevens”: 7 Days, 7 passports, and 7 questions.

The book is laid out as one week of time, hence the seven days.
US passports are good for ten years. Thus the days of our lives are approximately contained within the chronology of those 7 passports (about 70 years). And the seven questions… Well, you just need to pick up the book for yourself.

I found the book to be well written, and geared to us non-theologians.
A relatively easy read, but not a quick read. I found myself thinking and going back to read things a second or third time (which is a good thing). I can indeed recommend this book to every Christ follower who seeks to bring more intentionality to their lives.

I received an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of this book from the publisher (Worthy) in exchange for a fair and timely review. There are no other expectations from the publisher, the author, or myself. Sacred Intent by Dr. Brent Crowe departs from the classic formulary outline of books you find in the Christian Living section in your neighborhood Christian Bookstore. In your Sunday sermon the pastor or speaker attacks his/her subject with three steps: #1) He tells you what he’s going to tell you. #2) He tells you. And #3) He tells you what he just told you. The hope is that one or more of those steps resonates with the listener.

Sacred Intent is a fresh and interesting format. Crowe urges us to identify and pursue Christ with focused intent. He utilizes stories and personal experiences to explain his scripturally based points, with the overall goal of maximizing the moments in our lives, and to live out those moments to the fullest.

Crowe concludes that his entire book can be summarized by three “sevens”: 7 Days, 7 passports, and 7 questions.

The book is laid out as one week of time, hence the seven days.
US passports are good for ten years. Thus the days of our lives are approximately contained within the chronology of those 7 passports (about 70 years). And the seven questions… Well, you just need to pick up the book for yourself.

I found the book to be well written, and geared to us non-theologians.
A relatively easy read, but not a quick read. I found myself thinking and going back to read things a second or third time (which is a good thing). I can indeed recommend this book to every Christ follower who seeks to bring more intentionality to their lives.

I received an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of this book from the publisher (Worthy) in exchange for a fair and timely review. There are no other expectations from the publisher, the author, or myself.

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