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A Day at the Beach Book Review


By Benjamin H. Liles

A Day at the Beach delivers on being a peaceful, easy, kind of feeling book. Todd and Jedd Hafer offer a joy-filled perspective on life and faith. From what I can tell about what the Publisher, Tyndale, says about the book and the brothers, “[They] don’t have the answers to all of life’s troubles; [they] help you see that the God who built the universe also wants to help you build a great life.”

          I can and will say this: the brothers offer a good deal of promise on the book. It delivers on being a devotional, which tells you how to have God’s peace; to relax and find rest for your weary soul. Can you truly rest and relax at the beach? Of course. Can you enjoy God’s creation and give Him thanks for all of it? Sincerely! The book offers a way to relax, reflect and renew yourself. At the same time I can say the same thing about God’s word, the Bible. They offer sound bites in the form of snippets of stories to show how to enter God’s rest. 

Jedd Hafer is an expert on teens, having worked with troubled kids for more than twenty years. He has trained teachers and other professionals in crisis intervention and the Love and Logic approach in more than forty states and internationally. Jedd has cowritten eleven books with his brother Todd, and he can be heard on many Love and Logic audio recordings and broadcasts.

Todd Hafer is an award-winning writer whose fifty-plus books (many written with Jedd) have sold more than two million copies. His teen/young adult novel Bad Idea was a Christy Awards finalist, and its sequel, From Bad to Worse, was named one of the top ten books of the year by Christian Fiction Reviews. Bad Idea is currently being made into a feature-length film. Todd was a contributor on the ECPA Book of the Year finalist Life Saver: The Ultimate Devotional Handbook for Teens. Todd lives on the plains of eastern Kansas with his children, a wayward rescue dog, and his very patient wife.

I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.