Finding Favor by Brian Jones – Book Review


“We’re all looking for “the thing” that will help us become everything God created us to be in every area of our life. God’s favor is that thing.” – Brian Jones

Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness is Brian Jones’ fourth book; and quite like his other three, this one was a fun, informative, pleasure of a read. In this book, Jones, a pastor of a large multi-site church outside of Philadelphia, thoughtfully and good-humoredly draws in the audience with entertaining, enjoyable, easy to follow stories that apply directly to the purpose of exploring God’s favor. For Jones, even as a seasoned pastor with graduate degree, the notion and perception of God’s favor didn’t really hit him until a significant moment in his life changed all that.

This book is a much-needed look at a topic that, although we may have heard the term: favor, can easily be misunderstood, misapplied, mistreated, and mishandled. In a culture and society that flocks to hear the latest message of health, wealth, and prosperity, it is refreshing and relieving to receive such real-world, beneficial teachings built on Jones’ own experience and knowledge of the Bible.

“God’s favor is rarely understandable or predictable. But it is always exactly what we need.” – Brian Jones

Finding Favor is a thorough, useful, engaging, and practical examination of what it truly means to live in, seek after, and recognize God’s favor. At 170 pages with ten chapters, the only disappointment was realizing that I was finished reading it so quickly.

I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself and a friend!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary publicity copy from the publisher (IVP Books). (This in no way affected my honest review of the book)