“2 Chairs” by Bob Beaudine, book review. Subtitle: The Secret that Changes Everything
This is a small hardback book that would be found in the gift book section or similar to the popular books that come out each year. The author credits his mother for suggesting this simple technique for meeting with God each morning. Designate a place a place 2 chairs facing each other. You sit in one and “invite” God to sit in the other. Then you work through 3 questions:
-Does God know your situation?
-Is it too hard for Him to handle?
-Does He have a good plan for you?
These questions apply to all areas of life, in all situations and for all time. Following the asking of the questions, we understand that God is all knowing, all powerful and all present, so He is in control of all situations and we can trust Him to work them out for His good. Therefore, we do not need to worry.
I found this book very easy to read. It has short chapters with many personal examples that add interest and information. In my opinion this is a strategy for a “young Christian” to use to establish a daily time with God. Sometimes it is easier to have a task (sitting in the 2 chairs) rather than just knowing you should pray. Personally, I was disturbed by the Joel Olsten example, as I feel he is not a true preacher of God’s word. This book could be used in a small group setting for good discussion.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.