How do you access a real, thriving, vibrant faith? You trust a big God, and you start living like he’s real. It’s time to put our comfort and ease and false security on the line. If we know God is real, let’s pray as if he’s actually listening. If we know he’s good, let’s reflect that goodness in the world. When our problems feel big, let’s lean on the One who is bigger. Is that risky? “Sure,” says Owen Strachan. “Embrace it anyway. It’s literally the only way to live.”
The description of this book made me want to read it. My faith has seemed a little dry at times and I thought this would help awaken something inside of me. As I write this review, I believe it lived up to its promises.
Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan is a very well written book. I did thoroughly enjoy his writing and although I wasn’t ‘sucked in’ right away, I did finish the book rather quickly once I set time away to devote myself to it. He used enough humor to keep you from feeling condemned while reminding us that life with Christ is meant to be SO much more than we let on.
He does touch on some hefty subjects at times, but if the description of the book sounds like something you need, read it. I believe all believers should at least consider it and go deeper in their walk, I know this book has awakened parts of my faith. God has equipped me with so much power and love in and through Him, that I’m make a mockery of myself and Christianity by not selling out wholeheartedly to the living out and spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let me not start preaching, go read it for yourself 🙂
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