(Book Review) 4th and Four

4th and FourReviewed by: Ian Proano is a professional writing major at Taylor University.



Title: 4th and Four

Author: Jim Phillips

Publisher: Certa Publishing

Publication Date: February 18, 2015

Format: Paperback

Length: 115 Pages


4th And Four is an autobiography that uses anecdotes and stories to reveal the importance of having good, godly friends who will be there for one another when life has unexpected ups and downs. This theme is incorporated throughout the book and structures the author’s portrayal of his life and the struggles he has had to face. The chapters are split up into four sections: Family, Faith, Forgiveness, and Finance.

These different sections illustrate specific areas that demand a determined focus when striving to live an uplifting life. Phillips expresses what he believes to be the correct path to a Christian life and gives emotional testimony on how hard it is to love and forgive others. As a business owner and family man, he uses his experience to express tough life lessons he has had to learn firsthand.


Rating (1 to 5)

2 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Adult Men

Christian Impact

God is mentioned many times throughout and Bible verses are incorporated into the different chapters. In several parts of the book, Biblical topics and themes are argued about, but no sources, anecdotes, or research materials are provided to back up the author’s opinion. There are many formatting errors and typos that degrade the quality and respectability of the book and its Christian subject matter.

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