Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review of Call to Wonder by R. C. Sproul, Jr.

RC Sproul Jr's book studies the scripture, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."

He looks at this scripture from the personal perspective of a father with eight children, one of them a special needs child. In this very personal and deeply moving book, he discussed some of what he has learned about this passage from his role as the father of his children. He covers God's call for us to trust Him the way a child does. His next chapter is about God's call to wonder, especially as it relates to nature. He also discusses the desire that children have to please their fathers and how we should respond in this manner to our Heavenly Father. Children, as a general rule, unless given reason to do otherwise, trust in the love their fathers have for them. We should do the same. Then he goes a little way down a different perspective, that we should by no means remain children, but should mature in the faith. Fathers delight most in their children when their children are happiest, and so we should be filled with joy.

 I found this book to be a book that I could not quickly scan through, but felt it needed time to ponder. It really moved me and challenged me. It caused me to pray about how God would have me to apply it to my life. These are all things I treasure in a book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Tyndale.


  1. Thanks for the book review, it sounds like a good one. I will have to agree, there has been no greater joy to me as a father than when I hear my daughter recite scripture, pray, or witness to me through her innocence.

    I didn't fully understand what Christ was trying to say in that scripture until I became a father. I can see it in my daughter that she only wants to please me. It is only logical that we should all want to please our Heavenly Father in the same way.

    1. My greatest joys have been along the same lines in my parenting. I love to hear my kids recite scripture, and innocently expect me to act as I say.

      I have learned a great deal about many scriptures through having kids. I agree with you. :)