Letters of a Fool

And Other Writings

Christian - Non-Fiction
142 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2021
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Letters Of A Fool And Other Writings is a work of non-fiction in the Christian genre. It is aimed at the general reading audience and was penned by “The Author,” an anonymous title. The book is a collection of smaller writings, mostly letters written to people to help them with spiritual questions that trouble them, and a set of three short stories. The book’s anonymous author covers various topics of interest to those struggling with different aspects of their faith in a book intended to either be read privately cover to cover or accessed selectively as part of group discussions.

This book is an interesting and insightful meditation on the Christian faith, particularly the role that faith has in the daily lives of Christians. While all of the discussions are based on The Author’s personal experiences and reflections, their insights into these issues are of interest to anyone who has struggled with the same and provide ideal discussion points for Bible study groups or those taking part in the Alpha course. The writing is engaging and accessible throughout, with big ideas about faith broken down into easily digested concepts. Regardless of the reader’s personal level of faith, this book will prove a helpful companion to those wishing to dig deeper and understand how to live their day-to-day life as practicing Christians. Letters Of A Fool asks many important questions and consistently manages to discuss them with humility, approachability, and consideration in mind, which makes it essential reading for anyone considering their faith in greater detail.

Joe Wisinski

Letters of a Fool And Other Writings is a Christian work about the Bible. The book’s writer chose to remain anonymous, calling himself The Author. He wrote letters to friends with his concerns about and advice for their lives. Some of the letters are addressed to groups, such as “To those who are shy or reserved about worship, especially in public.” Others are addressed to specific individuals. Topics include faith, worship, salvation, and more. Each letter is interspersed with Bible verses that the author uses to reinforce his points. The letters are non-fiction, but there are also three short stories: fables and/or allegorical. But mostly, the book consists of real letters designed to help The Author’s friends, acquaintances, and others.

Evangelical/fundamentalist Christians will enjoy Letters of a Fool And Other Writings. Because the letters are short, this would be a good nightstand book for them. The book can be taught as a Bible commentary but grouped by topic rather than verse-by-verse. The writer, The Author, is passionate about getting the messages of the Bible out to other believers. The book is also intended to be an evangelical tract designed to acquaint non-believers with Christianity’s basic teaching about salvation and living the Christian life. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants insights and commentary about the Bible, whether they consider themselves to be Christians or not. Readers should be aware that the Bible is a long book, and the writer discusses many verses. Not everyone will agree with everything he writes. But whether readers agree or disagree, there’s always something to think about.