Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This Is Your Captain Speaking by Gavin MacLeod
A refreshing book. It is nice to know that God uses ordinary people in ordinary ways to represent Him. The style is friendly and inviting. You feel like you are listening to a friend.And he is. This is the captain of The Love Boat speaking. That may be whom most people remember him being. Before that he was Murray on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. He has been a stage actor.
You may remember him as this but he shares that God has allowed him to be used so much more. Now God is using him in ways he had no idea of.It wasn’t easy but Macleod doesn’t major on the hard times. He aims to be uplifting and he succeeds at it. The story moves chronologically and that style works well.
He shares his journey so that others can follow and succeed. He doesn’t seem to have an overwhelming ego that gets in the way. The underlying current in his story is astonishment that God was there all the time even before he accepted him.
MacLeod reminisces on some plots of the Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat to show how God was blessing him even then with great mercies.
This book is a must read not only for actors-to- be who will pick up pointers but also for the general public who have enjoyed his characters through the years.
This book was sent to me free from BookSneeze to be reviewed. There was no stipulation attached to it to give a positive review. The views expressed are those of the reviewer and are not those of BookSneeze.