Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jesus Mission: Mediocre book

Jesus Mission:  Mediocre book

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  To be brutally honest, I felt the book lacked depth and direction.  Steven Scott, the author focused in on the four primary missions he said that Jesus left us to accomplish.  Honestly, I think the “missions” he chose are generally accurate, but I think the most simple way to put it is to bring it down to three:  preach, teach and heal.  That was the ministry of Jesus, and it is the ministry of the Church today.

Unfortunately, Steven Scott barely brushes the surface of our mission.  I don’t think the book does our mission justice.

I will give the book three stars.  It is well written, his points are easy to understand, and if you’re a new Christian you might gather a light from his writings.  As a born again believer for nearly twenty years, I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I would say that I would have liked more meat and depth from this pastor.  

Nearing Home - a precious read

Nearing Home 

The Rev. Billy Graham is a man whom I respect and admire very much.  I appreciate his life and legacy and the example he has lived in front of America and the world.  His memoire, Nearing Home is a precious recount of his life stories and lessons learned along the way.  I count it a great honor to have him share his heart through these precious words and his transparency.

I believe looking forward to heaven is a good thing and an honor, I like reading Rev. Graham’s perspective of moving on.  I disagree with some that say the book is depressing, I think that if you look through the right lenses you see the honor of moving forward to heaven to live in an immortal body and enjoy praising Jesus without the distractions that come along with living in this world system. 

Five stars.  I highly recommend.

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