Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Some Essential Spiritual Learning Books  I was thoroughly surprised by this book, thinking that the eagle symbolism has been used to exhaustion. I learned quite a bit. The way this book was laid out with the contributions of both generations was quite refreshing.  
There are many ways this book can be used.  You can simply read it and find much in the correlation of the life span of eagles and Israel’s maturation.  You can use it to map out your own growth with the visual they provide in the introduction.  Or, you can make it a personal study and journal your answers and applications from the personal application at the end of each chapter.  As a bonus for an already complete work, there is a small group guide in the back to bring others along on your journey.  The intimate look into the life of a young eagle juxtaposed along side the Israelites faltering steps is mixed with Avery’s personal stories of faith building experiences and Matt’s more current growth observations.  
Having spent the time with these authors speaking to me through the book, it was sad to hear of Avery’s passing.  I plan on picking up more of his works to glean from his years of maturing in Christ until his “graduation.”

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