All That's Good Review

Book Review: 

"Discernment simply means developing a taste for what's good. It's developing an instinct for quality, a refined sensibility, an eye for value- to know the difference between what's good and what's not in order to partake of the good."

(page 13)

"All That's Good" is written by Hannah Anderson, who has several other books out there. However, with that said, this was my first time reading one of her books. The topic of discernment and the emphasis on all that's good appealed to me greatly. And I wasn't disappointed.

The first few chapters of this book really hit it out of the park for me. I found myself marking, underlining, and writing notes galore! There was so much wisdom, truth and beautiful encouragement to take in...it was a true treasure trove.

As the book went on, and as the chapters became more focused on different topics, I did come across several things that I disagreed with. Nothing was too major or huge, but still, I don't personally agree with them. There was still plenty of goodness to take in though.

The chapters in the book discuss the points taken from Philippians 4:8...whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable. Anderson shares biblical truth on how discernment comes into play in our daily lives by using these points to grow from in her writing. I appreciated that this book was written for us ordinary folk as opposed to being written so high in the sky that you feel like you needed to have gone to seminary just to understand what you're reading. If you are looking for a book on discernment, I do highly recommend this one. I know that I will most definitely be turning back to my underlined and noted sections often, and will certainly read it again in the future.

Out of 5 stars, I would give this book 4. I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in return for an honest review. All thoughts, ramblings and opinions are my own.