SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Howard. 2015. 224p. notes. ISBN 9781476794037. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476794075. REL
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Stanley (Discover Your Destiny), senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, is a kind of paradigmatic American conservative Christian. He considers himself a disciple of Napoleon Hill, whose Think and Grow Rich applied Andrew Carnegie-esque principles to life and finance. Stanley's approach is a modest version of the American "prosperity gospel": socially conservative without question yet focused on success and the "rewards" that come to those who are faithful to God in the "right" way. The author's latest book continues his theme, emphasizing the merits of faithful waiting.
VERDICT Stanley's text will most certainly please Southern Baptist and conservative Christian readers but is unlikely to attract new fans.

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