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The Extravagant Fool

The Extravagant Fool A Faith Journey That Begins Where Common Sense Ends

By Kevin Adams
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 3.78 Stars

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On 1/2 Jonathan Milligan wrote: The Extravagant Fool is a deep dive into the reality of Kevin Adams. You will follow him as he goes from a successful businessman to the depths of despair during the recession. Yet, through it all he learns an important lesson: sometimes you don’t have all the answers and you need to simply and fully ... You can fully trust God even during the most difficult challenges

Jonathan's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/20 Mathew wrote: The Extravagant Fool is an inspirational story of how one man went from being a worldly fool to a sold-out fool for God. However, as inspirational as this work is, there are serious theological concerns that undergird the author's fall from the height of financial success and subsequent rise ... Review: The Extravagant Fool

Mathew's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/23 Tim Hinrichs wrote: This is powerful story of Kevin Adams and his family and how they fell from their financial success and then how God brought them to total surrender through many challenges in their financial situation. They learned to completely trust in God as their provider and that story is awesome. I gleaned many ... Great story - sometimes hard to follow

Tim's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/14 Hallie Szott wrote: ★★★★✩At the height of financial success, Kevin Adams had it all. A thriving marketing business with more work than he could get to, investments spread out between two luxury homes, various residential and commercial real estate, and hefty retirement accounts. But in the last 100 days of 2008, ... The Extravagant Fool: A Faith Journey that Begins Where Common Sense Ends by Kevin Adams

Hallie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/13 cathyb wrote: The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams is the true story of Kevin’s life after the stock market crash of 2008. He was one of those people that us ordinary folks had no sympathy for. He had lived above his means for years, spent every dime he earned then borrowed more so that he could live above his ... The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams

cathyb's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/8 Karl Dumas wrote: Every once in a while someone writes a book that defies logic, contradicts everything you thought you knew, and, as it forces you to color outside the lines and think outside the box about faith in general and your faith in particular, makes perfect sense. I had doubts about reviewing Kevin Adams’ ... learning to trust completely in God

Karl's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/28 MilkDonorMama wrote: The Extravagant Fool: A Faith Journey that Begins Where Common Sense Ends by Kevin Adams offers the story of a man who struck it rich through entrepreneurship and hard work and then lost it all during the financial crisis of 2008-09.The extremity of his story is hard to believe. That someone could go ... Book Review: The Extravagant Fool

MilkDonorMama's Rating:

2 Stars

On 6/23 Holly Mthethwa wrote: The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams rises from the foundations of 1 Corinthians 3:18: "Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise." Adams states, “Through this verse God revealed to me that ... A Book Review: The Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams

Holly's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/16 James Barnes wrote: Kevin Adams hit rock bottom financially during the recession of 2008 when all of the wealth he had accumulated through years of hard work and careful investments turned bad.  He tried to recover on his own by renegotiating his mortgage and other debts but after several road blocks he decided to ... The Extravagant Fool

James' Rating:

5 Stars

On 6/16 Anngladys wrote: In this book, Kevin Adams talks about how he lost his business and finances and describes the whirlwind of losses and troubles that his family went through. Very candidly, he describes how he tried to stay afloat by even trying to get online jobs in order to raise money to at least buy groceries. Through ... The Extravagant Fool

Anngladys' Rating:

4 Stars