Monday, April 30, 2012

Heroes and Monsters by Josh James Riebock

Heroes and Monsters is an unforgettable memoir of passion and redemption, a ragged look into a world at once wildly twisted and profoundly beautiful, an expos

In this stunningly honest, thoroughly unconventional, and ultimately hopeful book, Josh James Riebock explores issues that form us into the people we are--issues of family, love, intimacy, dreams, grief, purpose, and the unexpected stops along the journey. With artful prose and vivid storytelling, he shows that pain and beauty are so inextricably linked that to lose the former costs us the latter.

If you're grappling with life's inconsistencies and trials,

If you're searching for an encounter with something real,

If you're craving a story that's just a wee bit odd . . .

Heroes and Monsters is a fresh and exhilarating perspective on the uneven nature of life, and the equally uneven people who inhabit it.

My review:
This book had a very different start to it. Actually kind of weird, and I wasn't too sure about it, but the author was setting up to tell his story.

The book IS unique and different. Through telling the ups and downs of his own life, the author causes the reader to examine their own life and faith. He is very transparent and honest about his own struggles and life in a way that was very refreshing.  I was both encouraged and convicted by reading the book.

About the author:

Josh James Riebock is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches across the country. The author of mY Generation, he lives with his wife, Kristen, in Texas.

Monsters and Heroes is available from Baker Book Publishing.

Thanks to Baker for the review copy.