Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan

Do you feel you're a little off in your Christian life? Maybe you love the Lord yet you feel a mixture of fear, uncertainty and boredom. Maybe you just want to get through today and not ruffle any feathers.

Strachan says he understands. He's been there too. But he wants you to know that there is a Christian life where you thrive in the Lord, where you can experience better, bigger, and bolder things. But it means you have to jump – take a risk. To help you do that, he explores the strength and boldness of God, the ground for trusting and confident faith. He also encourages you to learn who you are in Christ and what you have in Him.

Strachan covers the need for gospel-driven discipline, ways to build a happy family, working for God's glory, committing to your church, and building an evangelistic witness. In all of this he makes his case for a “risky,” bold life.

This book is aimed, I think at college or young career age Christians who want to invest in God honoring pursuits - who want to reach their spiritual potential. If you are ready for gospel risk, ready for a life shaped by the gospel, this book is for you.

Watch a book trailer here.

Owen Strachan is executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and assistant professor of Christian Theology and Church History at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky. He also teaches at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Thomas Nelson, 230 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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