Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Review: I Can Only Imagine by Bart Millard



I Can Only Imagine is written by Bart Millard, with Robert Noland, and is published by Thomas Nelson.

I have not watched the movie, I Can Only Imagine, yet. I wanted to wait and read the book first. I am glad I waited because I think this book adds more back-story to the movie. Of course it would, because a movie is only two hours or so long. How can you fit many years into that?

Having now read the book, I can tell you that the story is a compelling one. Bart Millard went through some very challenging times with his father. Some of the things that this man used to do to his son are beyond words. Given that background, I am surprised that Bart and his brother both grew up to be well-adjusted people. That took time and the Holy Spirit, however.

By the time I had finished reading I Can Only Imagine, I could only sit back and say, "Wow."

This book itself is sort of different to read. It seems like the time periods get tossed around. It is more like a book broken down into different life experience sections rather than a book following a logical progression of time. There are some photos that are fun to look at and help the reader to visualize some of the people involved.

Overall, I enjoyed reading I Can Only Imagine, and I look forward to now watching the movie of the same title.

*I received a copy of I Can Only Imagine in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*

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