Book Review: How’s Your Soul?

“In How’s Your Soul? Judah explores that “inside you.” Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships, all rooted in what he calls the soul’s only true home—God himself.”

This is the first book by Judah Smith I have read, although it is his second book. Judah is the head pastor of a church in Seattle Washington as well as a husband and father. How’s Your Soul is written to encourage the reader to consider how your life on earth can reflect a bit more of heaven in everyday life.

Smith begins by explaining the beginnings of the soul. He explains that it was God’s breath which gave Adam life that we should focus on. Although the soul is not something that can be described in a few words, God’s breath in Adam gave him life, that breath became Adam’s soul.

Genesis 2:6-7 But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. Then the LordGod formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Our souls were created before sin entered the world. Although it is possible to exist outside of our soul aligning with God, we experience discontentment, a longing for more when our souls are not aligned with God. Smith goes on to explain all the ways we can seek to focus our minds, actions, and souls on God.

I loved this book. I haven’t read much on the soul specifically, and I found this to be a book that had me deep in thought. Both with self-reflection and further research, this has meet hungry for more information on the soul.

In exchange for an honest review, I was given a free ebook of How’s Your Soul via BookLookBloggers.

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