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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Frequency" (Eric Parks and Casey Bankord)

TITLE: Frequency: Discovering Your Unique Connection to God
AUTHOR: Eric Parks and Casey Bankord
PUBLISHER: Brentwood, TN: Worthy Publishing, 2012, (158 pages).

This book basically affirms that all of us are created unique with a particular set of frequency. Such a moment results in 'a place of complete completeness and satisfaction' (7). In this sacred moment, we experience God for ourselves. Written in two parts, this book first of all gives a broad overview of how each of us are created differently according to our frequencies. The authors pull together some frameworks such as:

  • Five Learning Styles (Auditory, Classroom, Social, Verbal, and Visual);
  • Seven Spiritual Pathways (Activist, Contemplative, Creation, Intellectual, Relational, Serving, and Worship);
  • Enneagram Personality (Performer, Helper, Achiever, Individualist, Investigator, Loyalist, Enthusiast, Challenger, Peacemaker).
They use a teeter-totter metaphor as a way to help undo the frequency blocker of sin. After addressing the sin barrier, they provide a way forward for readers to work toward becoming the best person they can be. It tackles the four areas of actions: Mind / Time / Relationship / Experience. This is done through an initial self-assessment using the MONVEE tool. 

Part Two is a list of illustrations on how people are able to discover an act on their respective frequencies. Each chapter lists a biblical character and introduces some modern examples. We have stories of Joseph, Abraham, Jacob, David, Luke, Timothy, Solomon, Samson, and Jonathan. It concludes with an interview with Dr Dallas Willard, a writer renowned for his work in spirituality matters.

Closing Thoughts

This book is a concise summary of many of the Christian frameworks and tools to help discover one's strengths, weaknesses, frequencies, and so on. It is written with clarity and will appeal to the general reader. Read in conjunction with John Ortberg's 'The Me I Want to Be' and used together with the Monvee model, this will help readers to discover more of what God's will is for their lives. Perhaps, we need to learn to move from our understanding of God's will somewhere outside, to discern what is God's will, from what the Holy Spirit is prompting inside our hearts.

Ratings: 4 stars of 5.


This book is provided to me free by Worthy Publishing and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. The comments and opinions offered are freely mine.

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