Average Joe by Troy Meeder
Average Joe by Troy Meeder is an excellent book. The author encourages the reader why “Average Joe’s” are so important. He gives specific examples in the bible of how God used ordinary people. He explains the importance of men to build friendship explaining the importance through the friendship of David and Jonathan in the bible. The author explains how the most influential men in his own life were very ordinary, but taught him things that a celebrity or CEO would be to busy to do or probably would not appreciate and understand. Mixed in are great stories about the many fishing trips and outdoor experiences with others that taught the author many things.
Also, how important it is for the man to lead in his marriage. The author explains how specifically this was his own failing early on in his marriage, and how it nearly lead to a divorce.
There is one story in the book about the author’s own missionary trip to India and Sri Lanka in 2004. That chapter alone is very good and worth the purchase price. It is a great personal story from the authors’ own personal experience, and explains the importance of missionary work and how God gave us his only son and so desperately wants us to take him.
I thought “Average Joe” was a great book and I would definitely recommend it. It will definitely lift your spirit, help you understand your purpose, and give you wisdom in leading your family. I did receive a free copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.