In the first three sections, Davis leads us to view “enough” from a few different perspectives. We look at what IS enough, why most Americans are living with MORE than enough, and a point-of-view from those who have LESS than enough. After walking through these areas, he challenges us to learn to live with just “enough” to meet our needs (which does not necessarily mean just bread and water to get through the day). We have to examine what “enough” means to each one of us individually. After we have determined this… what do we do with the excess? Davis challenges us to give it away… to help those who have LESS than enough. Through many different people’s stories and a lot of references straight from scripture, we are pushed to conviction. To a recognition of just how blessed most of us really are.
Enough is a great book that challenges all of us to look at what we have… to recognize the blessings we have been given, and to bless others who may not be as fortunate as we are. It challenges us to let go of the bigger house, the better car, all the stuff… and to grab hold of the “enough” that God wants us to have as “world-class Christians.” Enough challenged me in much the same way that Radical by David Platt (also a good read) challenged me.
I recommend this book for everyone. No matter if you are living with less than enough or more than enough, there are lessons inside for you.
Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Special thanks to Revell for sending me a free copy of Enough in exchange for this review.