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Book Review: "Soul Cravings" by Erwin McManus

“Soul  Cravings” is a powerful, down-to-earth exposition that interprets our need for intimacy, meaning, and destiny.Erwin McManus has a strong desire to reach into the deepest depths of one’s soul through his writing. He speaks of the human spirit, how it works, the desires it has, and what we can do to feed it.

Being a strong believer in the Christian faith, Erwin writes to please readers from across the wide spectrum of faith. His desire is not to force beliefs unto his readers, but to bring forth a caring and an appreciation for the human spirit. He speaks to the human heart, Christian or not.

“I know it may sound like heresy, but it is more important to change what people care about than to change what they believe! You can believe without caring, but you can’t care without believing” he said.

In his book, “Soul Cravings” he tackles intimacy, love, ambition, destiny, origin, meaning, life, and death. It is clear that as humans, we experience these “soul cravings” at different levels and at different times in our lives. This book is an exploration of “The human spirit; a journey of our deepest longings, our desires, our needs, our cravings” he said.

McManus reviews each of humanities “soul cravings” and provides a well thought out, unbiased view of how we can quench these desires and cravings that we share as human beings. Each section takes apart and digs deeper, providing meaning, motivation, and short stories to back up the theories on why, as humans, we feel this way.

As a Christian, I had heard about this book through church at the same time I was beginning to doubt my abilities and wondering what was in store for my life after college. Taking the time to read ” Soul Cravings” I was able to open my eyes to the many facets of the human spirit and how, through prayer and counsel, I would be able to quench and satisfy those longings.

If you are looking for a book that will provide you with motivation and meaning, than you are certainly going to want to pick up this book. You will not be disappointed.