Friday, December 12, 2014

Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

This book is written in similar fashion to the way Eugene Cho preaches: Humor, confession, story and scripture brought alive, and penetrating conviction. He asks the question of the subtitle in a variety of ways, always with an example of how it played out in his own experience. Do we make things more about ourselves than about God and others? Is justice a fad destined to pass or is it the true conviction of our hearts? When pursuing change in the world will we cut and run when it gets costly?

Read this book if you are willing to have your life changed to be more like Jesus. If you are into religion you won't like it.
Read this book if you are courageous enough to take risks that will be costly to you. If you are into being safe, it's not for you.
Read this book if you want to live a better life of following Jesus. If you are looking for something else, try a different book.
Read this book as a signpost on the amazing journey of faith in Christ. If you think you've already arrived, it will frighten you.
And finally, read this book if you are critical of the church and people of faith--I think it will have you saying, "I'd like some of that!"

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