Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 46.
- Review Date: 2007-10-29
- Reviewer: Staff
Twenty years after founding the World Changers Church International, Dollar (Claim Your Victory Today) continues to offer advice on applying the Bible to everyday situations in pursuit of a prosperous life. Each easily digestible chapter—first broken down into a homily-esque message, followed by a recap, relevant scripture and an exercise—addresses the title’s eight steps. Maintaining a natural but firm tone, Dollar vacillates between scriptural and personal experience to make his points. Those already familiar with his ministry will most likely find his suggestions relevant and helpful. However, seekers, especially those new to Christianity, may find parts of the second half of the book a bit vague when it comes to instructions such as “come up with your own confessions based on God’s Word” when trying to form new habits or “memorize Scriptures so you will have ammunition to cast down ungodly thoughts” when working on self-discipline. While the advice may improve a reader’s connection with God, more specific suggestions—whether of actual verses or even just how to find a certain verse—would better round out Dollar’s blueprint for a godly life. (Jan. 2)