In his book Open, Craig Gross provides a field manual of sorts into the world of accountability. Compelling arguments are given as to what accountability really looks like and to way every individual needs it. Gross also gives suggestions based on his own experiences as to how to set up accountability groups and formats in which to meet, such as dialogue questions each partner is to be asked.
Personally I found this book to be a great contribution to understanding a healthy atmosphere for men and women to grow deeper in their walk of life. Gross gives great stories and examples of what works and what doesn’t work. The only two negatives about this book that I see are a lack of scriptural support and the books abrupt ending. However, I don’t believe there are any theological flaws with the book, nor should the lack of Scripture usage discourage anyone from reading this book. Accountability is vital for men and women if they truly want to go deeper in their walk with Christ. This is a principle plainly taught in the Bible and it is very appropriate for fellow Christians to hold one another up. If you want help living victorious go read Open.
Disclosure: I did receive a free review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers, but was not required to write a positive review.