4 out of 4 stars
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Plans That Made God Laugh is a book penned by Captain Jim ‘Bluto’ Allen. This book was divided into thirty-five chapters and written in three hundred and fifty pages. It was primarily centered on faith, aviation, and perseverance. It is an evidential story of the manifestation of God’s plan in our lives. This book can pass for a memoir as it tells the chronological story of the author.
Jim was born into a family deeply rooted in aviation, and it has always been his dream to fly airplanes. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in the discipline of Aerospace Engineering. He climbed through the ladder of success through diligence, hard work, perseverance, and grace from God. This book is a clear indication that our plans may not always go as we want them, our creator draws the plan, and we are bound by it.
His story in aviation is worth emulating, and this is the first positive thing I found in the book. Even though things did not go as he planned many times, it fueled his desire to keep sending out job applications, and with the good people in his circle, he was able to network, and that landed him good job roles. His story proves that you can never have it all. He was a proud father to Jay and Megan. This book gave a very detailed insight into all the hurdles he encountered and how he was able to conquer them all.
One major aspect of the book that I liked was the author’s sincerity in telling his story without mincing words. He highlighted every step through his journey and gave credit to his friends, who helped him when he was in dire need of a job. His story was relatable, and his reliance on God was very inspiring. He was not a perfect Christian, but he believed in God. It passed a strong message that whatever life throws at you, you should always remember that God has a plan. The use of plain English made it very easy to read and understand. It was professionally edited, which is very commendable.
I enjoyed every part of the book, and there was no room for complaints of any nature. It was a well-written memoir.
I will rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. My reason is that the message was conveyed clearly, and all the information contained therein was very apt and correct. It is an original work and PG-rated.
This book is free from any factor that will hinder a person from any age bracket from reading. However, I will specifically recommend it to persons who have or intend to have a career in the aviation sector.
Plans that Made God Laugh
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