Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Review of Secondhand Jesus

Book Description: God wants us to know Him deeply and personally. But there are no shortcuts to God.
"The way to life-to God!-is vigorous and requires total attention."(Matthew 7:14, The Message)
God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power. Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else's descriptions, the Cliff notes from another's spiritual journey. We are content for "God-experts" to do the heavy lifting and then give us the bottom line. And like any secondhand information, after enough times through the grapevine, the truth about God deteriorates and crumbs of rumor are all that remain.
But when life derails, and things don't go as we had planned, our thin view of God is challenged. In those critical moments, we can choose to walk away from God, or to let our questions lead us home. When we choose to wrestle with God, to engage Him for ourselves, we-like Jacob and Job and David-will see rumors die and revelation come alive.
It's time to hear the magnificent, Divine Invitation. It's time to take God up on His offer and embrace the mystery and majesty of knowing Him for ourselves.

My Thoughts: I loved this book! I literally read it in one day! It was real. It wasn't preachy or anything like that it was simply honest. I loved the way that Glen spoke through the pages right from his heart. Each of us at one time or another will wrestle like Jacob did and we'll question what is going on in our lives. During that time we can embrace God or walk away. Glen takes something we've heard over and over, or even if you haven't and gives it a fresh spin that leaves you saying YES! I see now, that's what I've been searching for. I highly recommend this book! I give it a lighthouse and shine a light on it for leading a path to God.

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