Saturday, May 17

The Extravagent Fool by Kevin Adams

The year 2008 was just the beginning for Kevin. At the start he had a successful business and had investments scattered across the board. He was living the dream.

All of this began to fall away, and it 2009 nearly everything was torn away from him. He found himself staring forward, with no idea what the future would bring. He and his family were struggling to just pay groceries and the electric bill. It was in these circumstances that Kevin decided that he just needed to let go of how he had viewed the world before, and begin trusting in God. Though the journey was not easy, he committed to it every step of way. His family and friends sometimes thought he was a fool, but he realized that the way he was living before was truly the foolish way.

This is Kevin Adams’ first book, but from the first chapter he has a clear and engaging voice. Despite the desperate circumstances that he encountered, he often manages a light hearted tone, balancing the pain he felt with humor and honest self-reflection. He is not afraid to shine a light on the mistakes he feels he made, and shows how often he questions himself and God throughout the journey.

Dotted throughout the book are journal entries. I’m not sure whether they were written in the midst of Kevin’s struggles, or if they were written while he worked on this book, but they provide additional insight in Kevin’s mind and at times read like a mini-devotional.

This is the sort of book that could particularly engage those who are going through financial struggles in their life.

This is a solid first book from Kevin Adams, and I look forward to see what else he comes out with.

4/5 Stars

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