Thursday, April 29, 2010

TrueFaced: Trust God and Others with Who You Really Are (Book Review)

As we're walking down life's road, we arrive at a tall pole with signs pointing in two different directions.  The marker leading to the left simply says Pleasing God.  The one leading to the right reads Trusting God.  It's hard to choose one over the other, because both roads have a good feel to them. ... We must choose one.  Only one.  It will now indelibly mark the way we live.

This excerpt from TrueFaced (by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch - the authors of Bo's Cafe) describes a choice that we face as Christians.  The rest of the book explains the risks and rewards of each option.

I found this book to be overflowing with truth.  I've walked on both roads, and I agree with the authors' description of each.  Although it flies in the face of much of the religion I learned as a child, it's all true.  But TrueFaced isn't a book about theory:  after all, a diagnosis isn't very helpful without a treatment and a prognosis.  No, TrueFaced outlines the steps and explains the process of reaching The Room of Grace.

I'm also happy to know that the authors have produced other materials to accompany TrueFaced.  There's an Experience Guide (on how to build a grace-based community), a DVD, an accompanying book (Behind the Mask) and materials for study leaders.  You can learn about (and/or purchase) all of them at the NavPress website.

To learn more, and to read the first chapter of the book, visit the TrueFaced website.  (You'll find the chapter under the "About Us" tab.)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."  The Amazon purchasing link that immediately precedes this disclosure contains an affiliate link.


  1. Ohhhh I will have to check it out :) Thanks my dear.

  2. thanks...
    i like how they offer info to go along with the book...
    how many books do you read a week? lol
    i used to be that way.......

  3. Grandma has family lessons based on the book True Faced by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch. You’ll find them here:


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