3 out of 4 stars
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The book Christianity from the Eyes of a Child by Floy Fenelon is a personal look into the author’s journey in finding the purpose of life. He seeks his answers by delving into the Christian philosophy. Fenelon attempts to give an objective perspective on Christianity and its true meaning. As humans, we all want to find purpose in our lives and long to have faith in something. However, as we grow older, we tend to abandon the curiosity we once had as a child. We forget to look for faith and to seek out the important things in life. Fenelon tries to remind his readers to maintain that curiosity. He looks to Christianity to find meaning and purpose in everyone’s lives.
Fenelon spent a good portion of his life analyzing Christianity and the Bible. Even as a child, he would often wonder what life was like before there was time, life or God. Fenelon never lost that curiosity as he grew older and continuously sought out answers and understanding. He tries to convey all the things that he discovered through years of learning in this book. He hopes to encourage others to not lose sight of the things they questioned as children. Additionally, he strives to find purpose in life and wants to help others find their purpose as well. Fenelon’s unbiased look in Christianity helps readers learn the truth about the religion, rather than what man has tried to make it.
I found this book quite interesting and profound. As a young adult, I often fear that I will lose my own thirst for knowledge and curiosity and as I get older. It’s great to see someone who yearns for understanding and maintains the same inquisitiveness that he had as a child. I especially enjoyed learning about his take on Christianity. As a fellow Christian, reading about other people’s perspective on it helps me to see it a different angle. It’s important to know the different ways in which a religion is interpreted. Fenelon did a great job at maintain an objective and unbiased view of Christianity. It’s too easy to fall into the trap of giving your own personal thoughts on it, but Fenelon withheld from doing that.
The book was, for the most part, an excellent read. The only critique I have for it was the grammatical mistakes. There wasn’t that many through the entire book. However, the ones I did catch stood out to me just because of how simple the mistakes were. The author would forget to place commas where necessary, which altered some of the sentence structures. For example, on page 15, there was a sentence that read, “This persisted until I was about sixteen when I had my first real girlfriend and my times were no longer spent alone.” Errors such as these occurred at the beginning, and I only caught four of them. However, careless mistakes like that made the book seem sloppy at the beginning.
Overall, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. The content was amazing and very meaningful. The author did a wonderful job of maintaining a clear and impartial view on Christianity. This book truly makes for a great learning experience. If not for the mistakes that I caught at the beginning, I would’ve given this book a perfect score. Even though there were only four errors, the simplicity of the mistakes hindered my overall enjoyment of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves seeking out wisdom and knowledge. It would also be a great read for Christians or people who enjoy learning about religions. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who isn’t a particular fan of these topics, nor if they’re already set in their ways of thinking.
Christianity from the Eyes of a Child
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