Review: All That’s Good

Hannah Anderson’s book on discernment is not perfect, but it is very good.

July 16, 2019Filed under Theology#book reviews#discernmentMarkdown source

I keep my book review ratings simple—they’re either required, recommended, recommended with qualifications, or not recommended. If you want the TL;DR, this is it:

Recommended: Hannah Anderson’s All That’s Good is a popular theological treatment of the idea of “discernment”. The first several chapters are worth the price of the book; after that, it’s fine but not amazing, and seemed very much a product of the demands of the publishing industry (it read like “This could use a relatively basic exposition of the fruit of the Spirit to appeal more/fill out the page count”). Nonetheless, recommended in general and probably a very valuable book for women’s groups (to whom it seems targeted)—men would benefit equally, but the marketing will likely make that a harder sell.