Book Review

Book Review – Dirty God, Jesus in the Trenches

follow-me-bible-close-up.gifWell, this title is one that certainly jumps out at you, and I guess that was the author’s intent. Of course, Johnnie Moore is not insinuating that God is Dirty in a sinful sense. But that He was willing to come to us, as we are, and save us by His grace.

Grace, that’s what this book is about. The undeserving favor of God. The book is divided into two parts. Getting Grace, and Giving Grace. The Lord Jesus Christ was so gracious that He would stoop lower than any of those around Him could ever have imagined. He was willing to touch and heal a leper, and He was gracious enough to bend down and wash His followers’ feet. He was willing to take our punishment for sin on the cross and die in our place. That is Getting Grace.

Giving Grace is what God intends for us to do once we have received it. As followers of Jesus, we should be emulating Him. Walking as He walked, loving as He loved, and serving as He served. Jesus was truly, “in the trenches”. He never had a selfish moment, but was always reaching out to anyone who needed help.

This book was convicting. Am I Giving Grace?  Am I gracious to those I serve and lead? To those who are closest to me? To strangers? It really makes you think. If we lived a Giving Grace kind of life. This world would truly be a different place.

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

I just finished reading a great biography on Hudson Taylor. I highly recommend this classic to anyone who is interested in missions or Christian heroes from the past.

“Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret” was written by his son and daughter in law, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, a few years after the great missionary’s death. It covers his life from childhood to his death in China. They gave real insight into the man’s life and his walk with God. It also covers the history of the China Inland Mission, which was Taylor’s life work.

Hudson Taylor lived his life in the power of Jesus Christ. In spite of the many hardships he faced he remained faithful to God and the work He had given him to do.

This book will encourage and challenge you to live for Christ and to do so in His strength.

This book can be purchased in most Christian bookstores or it can be found in both paper back and kindle edition at Amazon.com.