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Old 02-10-2009, 06:19 PM
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I couldnít help but write a review that counters some other reviews Iíve heard. Iíve read a number of bad reviews for this book, but I wish to address something which I feel people donít realize.

For the rest of my review follow the link below.

http://www.mmahitpit.com/diaries/all...entries/review

to read the review that I am specifically refering to....in the above sentance...you look at the other review on MMAHitPit...It might make you angry though...so dont say I didnt warn you
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:52 PM
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Great review Tyburn.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:02 PM
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You know, I know Matt's not perfect but I got alot respect for him. He has been able to take his success and use it for God's glory and that's awesome.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:38 PM
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Great review Tyburn.
thanks.

What I like about the book is exactly what a lot of other people dont. I find it ironic that some people would use his book to show how he is hypercritical about Faith...without obviously reading the bit about the Conversion...its as if they assume that Hughes was born with it...thus any antics in the first part of the book are for shame.

But thats not what its about...Matt Hughes books shows exactly why he needed the Lord in the first eleven Chapters...one thing I forgot to add was the symbolism of water and how its used in the book.

The first time we see it someone ends up killed, and Hughes nearly dies aswell. The water is here seen as a dangerous threshold, something that once crossed cant be reversed. It brings home the reality of what Water can do to a Human...years later it is a painting involving what? water...and people drowning in it

You could look at Hughes whole life and say it was expressed in those few moments under the water when he nearly died as a young man. It starts off so innocent. Just like the life of a Heathen, there is nothing serious, no harm in a little fun here and there. The only power you have is you, and you have ultimate power. Even in the face of danger

and then suddenly you realize that you arent the centre of the universe and you cant save yourself. There are other forces stronger then you and you end up in trouble. What was fun and seemed pleasent now appears malicious and like deciet

at some point you realize you are in to deep, and suddenly there is more to lose then you thought you had to begin with. Knowing you are in shyte and you were wrong isnt enough to save you. You need outside help.

in the drama of his youth, out of nowhere Hughes had an idea that saved him. What he actually recieved is whats liturgically known as Revelation...something, the answer to his difficulties was disclosed, revealed to him in exactly the same way that he saw that painting and realized he was in the water again