Personal Writings And Book Reviews

Dug Down Deep January 20, 2010

Filed under: Heather's writings,reviews — novelized @ 12:53 am

In his latest book, Joshua Harris challenges the all too familiar habit of playing church and urges Christians to return to the rock of theological study that can make a walk with God more meaningful.

Dug Down Deep is a brave and successful attempt at proving the need for orthodoxy.  Joshua Harris delivers theology in language that is understandable and easily applied.  He provokes the habitual Christian to lay aside the title of “Christian” and dig deeper to the heart of what they believe about God. 

Joshua Harris explains that everyone has a concept of God, some theological perception that shapes how we view and respond to God.  He challenges readers to seek God’s word and flips our perceptions upside down to get to the truth of who God really is through carefull examination of scripture.  Does your idea of God match scripture?  

Dug Down Deep takes the fear out of studying theology.  It captures the real hunger for God to strip away our ideas and pour in His truth.  Joshua tackles big ideas and explains deep concepts in a style anyone can grasp.

I think Dug Down Deep would work well for teens, new believers, or solid christians seeking a more sincere faith.  Expect to be challenged and inspired. 

I really enjoyed the conversational tone of Dug Down Deep.  Without sacrificing the seriousness of the topic ,he broadens the audience for theological study and puts it in terms that anyone can grab hold of.  Joshua Harris wrote like a friend sitting down with his pals and explaining the heart of who God is and why any of it should matter to them.  He’s real and transparent which makes this a very readable study of theology.

You can check out an excerpt here  to see what I mean.

Visit for more information on Dug Down Deep.

Also, on a slightly unrelated side note, if you have teens I recommend checking out this site.  You’ll find tons there to encourage a teen to a deeper walk with God, as well as excellent Josh Harris videos and posts from Alex and Brett Harris.

*In compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Rules please note that Dug Down Deep was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.