Monday, January 21, 2008

101 Cups of Water

In 101 Cups of Water, C.D. Baker exposes the hiddenness of the soul one sip at a time. Baker reveals the act of portraying a Christian as oppose to actually living godly. His prose is cleansing, as he unveils the driving force behind the thoughts that compel perfectionisms and success in the life of a Christian.

Baker discloses how Christians are held captive by good intentions. Christians endeavor to live up to self-righteous standards that are created in the head instead of the heart. Being bound to unholy expectations, and justifying self idolatry leaves heaviness on the heart. As attempts to try harder at Christian life fail, hope is rekindled with each cup that is drawn out of the living water. “Whosoever drinks of the water…shall never thirst.” (John 4:14)

The life of a Christian deteriorates, as self idolatry becomes a consuming passion, eventually leaving the soul parched. Each cup restores fluid to the dehydrated soul. Each reflection points the reader to Jesus by referencing scriptures that correspond with the smoothly elegant devotions. The simply written prose accentuates the beautiful monochrome photographs.

The book ends with ‘A Cup of Thanksgiving’ paradigm. This cup is the most refreshing of all because the reader thanks the Lord for each fault which leads back to the deep well of God’s grace.

Author Bio: C.D. Baker founded and operated an award-winning insurance business before redirecting his career to write. His historical novel Crusade of Tears in The Journey of Souls series earned a Christy Award nomination. He’s completing a master’s degree in theological studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he splits his time from home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His website is

Reviewed by: Takiela Bynum

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