Not the Way You Thought It Would Be by Glen L. Gibson – A Book Review

Not the Way You Thought It Would BeNot the Way You Thought It Would Be: Making Sense of the Journey of Faith

By: Glen L. Gibson

WinePress Publishing, 1730 Railroad Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022, 978-1606152386, $ 15.99, 2013, 248 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

An Invitation to a Vicarious Adventure through Abraham’s Journey of Faith


Glen L. Gibson’s Not the Way You Thought It Would Be  leads the reader in an exhilarating vicarious journey of faith through the life Abraham from the book of Genesis, chapters 11 through 25; including God’s invitation to obedient faith through to Abraham’s passing the torch and finishing strong.


Gibson’s personal experiences and contemporary stories validate and strengthen the relevance and application of these lessons and principles from the Old Testament scripture. The chapters dealing with Choices and Consequences, Faith in Balance, and Addressing the Weak Spots offer specific challenges to the authenticity of our faith.


The “Questions for Reflection and Group Discussion” enhance the value of the book as they serve as an important study guide for personal thoughtful contemplation and stimulating group discussion.


Regardless of the juncture of your journey of faith you will find valuable guidelines and helpful direction for meeting the difficult questions of purpose, facing temptation, coping with trials, moving forward toward a deepening understanding of God’s grace. Not the Way You Thought It Would Be offers positive motivation and guidance for a strong finish in your spiritual journey.


A complimentary copy of the book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.


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