Dr. Wilson Awasu is no beginner in the literary world, he has several books currently in print. The common theme running through them is spirituality, and indeed Kim’s Confession continues in that tradition. The book explores one young lady, Kim, and her relationship with God.

The subject of belief is one that can mean very different things to different people. Wilson Awasu takes us into the world according to Kim. Kim in someways is a bit of a religious snob. She comes from a Presbyterian family, in fact she is a ninth generation Presbyterian, and she loves to flaunt this piece of intimidation at every opportunity.

Kim regularly attends the church services, in fact she is even the churches choir director. But does this history, piety and service really mean belief? Does her being a ninth generation presbyterian history make her better than a recent convert?

Wilson Awasu explores these questions in a rather unique way. Kim’s Confessions is written as a novel, however it very much is also a self help guide to offer some directions that people should take if they want to find the true path to belief. The story opens with the pastor announcing a weekend seminar, the subject being ‘Radical Growth’. The very title causes Kim to have grave reservations, so much so that she goes so far as to discourage her friends from taking part. One friend though caves in to peer pressure and does attend the Friday evening session. The thinking is revolutionary and eye opening. Kim is not happy with her friend for going against her wishes, but skeptical and belligerent agrees to attend the following day.

Slowly Kim comes to see the error of her ways. Perceived enemies are not enemies, merely friends she has yet to meet.

Kim’s Confessoins is an interesting and thought provoking book. While I may personally not agree with Wilson Awasu on a few of his assertions, it certainly gave me great food for thought. He has one quote that occurs twice in the book:

Most of us in churches today are busy being Christian. But we’ve forgotten how to become one.

How true that statement is!

As I said, I am not in agreement with everything that Wilson Awasu says, but I am a firm believer that disagreement induces discussion, and from discussion comes a deeper knowledge. To accept information without questioning it, is akin to committing mental suicide.

Kim fights valiantly in Kim’s Confessions. She offers many valid arguments. Yet she is won over by the opposing discussion. I still maintain that belief is a very personal thing, one solution does not meet everyones. I for one was a little troubled by the assertion that we should have a childlike trust and dependence on God.

I agree with the sentiment, but not with the way that trust is often placed. It is so easy to place that trust mistakenly in the local preacher rather than the higher power.

You can order your copy of this interesting and most certainly conversation starting book by clicking on the Amazon link above.

Simon Barrett

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