“Too many people suffer alone. And most people who suffer alone aren’t looking for answers. Most people who suffer alone are looking for a friend – a friend who understands.”
So writes Jon Weece in the introduction of his book “Me Too.” And such is the premise of this book, we were not created to be alone. Not apart from God. Not apart from each other. He continues in the introduction and says, “And that’s what this book is about: an eternal Father who specializes in wiping away tears, and the people he uses to help him.”
Throughout “Me Too” Weece vamps on a variety of topics. He uses personal stories to connect to the message that he’s telling here. He goes to the Gospels to share stories about Jesus and how he met people where they were, just like he meets you and me. His writing style is comfortable and he easily draws in his reader, making them feel as if they’re engaged in a conversation with an old friend at a coffee shop. He never comes across preachy, judgmental, or in a rush, it’s as if the reader is the only person in the world with whom he wants to have a conversation as he weaves through page after page.
There’s nothing deeply theological here, no material for deep Bible study or even further research. This book was a quick read for me. Not only did it draw me in once I started reading, it kept me engaged and I had a hard time putting it down. Weece shares his wisdom and wit and the reader is left with a book that makes you smile, laugh, cry, and think. Sometimes, we just have to read books like this, for no other reason other than that we need to be reminded that we are not alone, that God wants to know us more, and that there are others who can relate to us as they say, “me too” when they hear us tell our stories.
“Me Too” was worth the read. It didn’t take long to get through it and it felt like time well spent to just be reminded of the many things that Weece reminds the reader of throughout this book.
If you’re looking for something deep and theological, you won’t find it here, but if you find yourself in a place where you need to be lifted up and reminded of the good God who created us and desires to know us, “Me Too” may be just the thing that you’ve been looking for.
(This review is based upon a copy of this book which was provided free of charge from Thomas Nelson Books. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.)