Book Review: Blind Spots. What you don’t see can hurt you: by Tim Riddle & Fil Anderson

I received this book from Audra Jennings at New Growth Press, for the purpose of reviewing. However I want to state from the start that this fact has no influence on my review.

This book is insightful, personally challenging, encouraging and well worth reading. Its a wake-up call; the authors tackle the rather prickly subject of personal blind spots; how to identify our blind spots and bring them out into the light of the Word of God. They manage to do this in a not at all ‘preachy, holier-than-thou, I have made it’ way, but instead, they candidly expose some of their own personal blind spots.

In addition to personal examples, they use Biblical characters to explain both blind spots and people who were real and self aware. For instance, without wanting to give away too much, and spoil the book for you, there is a wonderful example taken from the way Jesus saw Nathaniel for who he really was, describing him as “a man of complete integrity.” Nathanael was authentic, real, true and self-aware. And Jesus saw that at a glance!

And that’s the way God wants us. Authentic, real, genuine, self aware. We all have blind spots – areas of our lives and character that need “attention”, that we just can’t, or even refuse to see. Here’s a tiny excerpt that explains it far better than I am attempting to: 

“These blind spots can leave their mark in all areas of our lives.” Riddle and Anderson say. ”When a blind spot affects us spiritually, we start to live on autopilot as we allow other things to distract us from our time with God.” (Excerpt from Blind Spots Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson. This material may be protected by copyright.)

With sound Biblical teaching, Riddle and Anderson offer practical guidelines to on how, submitted completely to the Holy Spirit, we can identify these blind spots in honesty and humility, so that God can move us forward.

I really enjoyed this book, and feel encouraged after reading it. It’s my pleasure to recommend it.

Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

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