I think we all have someone in our life that may be difficult to deal with.  And maybe they are not even difficult to deal with but you do not know how to relate to them.  You do not want to enable them yet you want to help them.  You want to guide them but you want to do it biblically.  I have trouble with the last one so that is why I read this book.

The tag line of this book is: “An honorable way to deal with the impossible people in your life”.  This book delivers on how to do that.  The author begins with explaining the different types of fools.  When I say fool I am talking about the biblical definition of a fool.  I could not believe how many verses in the Bible there are dealing with fools.

One type of fool is the simple or naive fool.  She explains how a fool thinks – (Proverbs 12:15; 1:7; 28:26).  She gives the different characteristics of a fool.  She uses many real world stories and examples of people and their fools.  There are those that are married to a fool.  Those that are related to a fool and those that may work with a fool.  Oh and there is also the chapter that deals with the fool in the mirror.

This book is an excellent guide as to how to deal with people who are not easy to deal with.  The book tells us over and over we cannot fix our fool.  This is not our job.

Proverbs 10:23 stood out to me:

To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.

But we are to remember James 1:5:

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

I also loved this quote she used in her book by C. S. Lewis:

There are two kinds of people; those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, ” All right, then, have it your way.”

Really if you would like to know how to kindly and meekly speak the truth in love to your fool and how to step back and allow God to work in their lives and get yourself out of the way then this book is for you.  It is steeped in biblical truth and Scripture.  For this alone it is worth the read.