The Entitlement Cure (A REVIEW)

_225_350_Book.1753.coverThe Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way is on the market at the right time. Our world is filled with people who feel entitled. They want something for nothing, or they have an attitude that craves the attention and dare I say worship of others. John Townsend has written a compelling book that ultimately puts forth the gospel as the solution to entitlement.  The book is well written, straightforward and filled with keen biblical insight and application.

Dr. Townsend does a fantastic job of approaching entitlement from all angles ensuring that this book contains the tools to help anyone who is dealing with an entitled person in their lives or even if they are wanting to confront their own entitlement. Indeed, Dr. Townsend does such a great job of addressing entitlement that he’s found that even those who often bemoan the “entitlement culture” have their own sense of “pocket entitlement.”

This book is well worth a read. It may well be the best book that Dr. Townsend has written to date. I encourage you to pick up a copy. I like to get all my books from amazon.com. They have it on sale right now for Under $15 in hardback!

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Book Review: “Where is God,” By Dr. John Townsend

Where is God by Dr. John Townsend is not all that I expected it to be.   Quite frankly there are better books on the topic available in the market.   The author does an excellent job of taking the reader through a series of questions and shares great clinical insight from years of practice.  However the real insights don’t begin until near the end of the book.  It seems as though I was sitting down with a friend to hear his latest thoughts on why God allowed suffering.

I enjoyed the wisdom I gained from Dr. Townsend’s years of clinical experience, the few references to scripture, and the stories of practical expression of the question, “Where is God?”  A book like this aimed to be, needed to be grounded in scripture, up to date on relevant study and written by a man with years of clinical experience.  In the end I felt as though only the last requirement was satisfactorily answered.  Though Dr. Townsend has a well respected name in his field of work, I fear that is all that was driving this book.  Though I agree with him in many areas he left too much unfounded and unsaid. I have a hard time recommending this book to anyone.  For a topic this large a more complete treatment was necessary.

Where is God? is a book to read for anyone very unfamiliar with the scriptures and searching for a starting point. The retail price is $22.99 (Hardcover), and is available at places like Amazon.com for $15.63. I gave it two stars.

Disclaimer: As a blogger I received a free review copy from the Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program  (http://brb.thomasnelson.com/ ).  There was no requirement to give it a positive review, just for the reviewer to call it like they see it.