Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I was raised in the church. The Southern Baptist Church, to be more precise. My mother often spoke about God’s favor. She considered herself one of the Lord’s favored. I was always skeptical, but maybe if my mom had been as articulate as Dr. Debra D. Givens, I would have understood what she was talking about and become a more passionate believer. In Favor 7.0: Complete Favor, Dr. Givens lays out a short but very clear explanation of what the Bible means by the term God’s favor. She also tells us how to reach this exalted state. She is compelling and convincing. I could easily imagine this lesson coming from a pulpit on Sunday morning. Perhaps it did.
I liked Favor 7.0. It made me nostalgic. It made me homesick. It made me miss my mother. It features passages from the books in the Bible that I love the most. These are the poetic books, the philosophical books, the books that focus on beauty and truth more than doom and gloom. The Book of Psalms was so obviously written by a favored man. A king no less. The Book of Proverbs is full of wisdom for everyone to see, whether they are a believer or not. Dr. Givens has a knack of picking jewels from these masterful works and explaining them in a way that shows how you can utilize them in your life to understand the plan God has for you. Flavor 7.0 is well crafted. It is beautifully written. I’m guessing it is divinely inspired.