Saturday, March 22, 2014

The God-First Life by Stovall Weems

Is your life the pits? Weems wants you to know there is a better way to live life – God's way.

Life does not have to be complex, Weems writes. It's simple. Put God first. Living a God-first life releases the freedom and joy you are to have in Christ. It is the only way your deepest needs will be met.

It is an easy thing to say, but how do you do it? How do you live it out? That is what this book is about.

It begins with a decision to follow the right order of putting God first, Weems writes. Once the decision is made, it must be sacred and irrevocable. He explains the life following that decision, covering our position in God's family and how we become a functional member of it. Next is being part of community and doing life together. He explores worship (engaging God with our bodies, encountering God in our minds, experiencing God in our souls). Next comes personal devotions (prayer, being in the Word, daily quiet time), serving (having a servant heart, ways to reach out), and tithing. He then looks at how the freedom we have in Christ works its way out in our lives (freedom from the past, freedom in the present, freedom for the future).

This is a good book for new Christians. It will really give one a sense of the importance of making quality decisions putting God first and then following through in living the God-first life. Seasoned Christians may be familiar with much of the information in this book.

If you are unhappy with your life and want to understand what it means to live life God's way, this is the book for you. You'll be introduced to the best possible life you can live.

Stovall Weems is the founder and lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife have three children. You can find out more about him and his ministry at www.stovallweems.com and www.celebration.org.

Zondervan, 176 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Icon media for the purpose of this independent and honest review.
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