Saturday, February 16, 2019

Justice Mercy Humility by Rusty George

It is difficult to describe this book. I thought it was going to be a study on Micah 6:8. George does begin his book with that verse as the foundation. After that, however, it seems as if he kind of goes into free thought on the three topics. He tells many long stories from his own life, using them as illustrations. He quotes from many other authors, often at length.
George begins his book by saying many Christians feel they need to strive to get God's attention or feel that if they don't do enough God will not bless them. He assures us that everything God has told us to do can be summed up in Micah 6:8. I do find it ironic that at the end of each chapter, George includes a “To-Do List” of actions we should do. Just when I thought George was encouraging me to be free of to-do lists with respect to God, he provides me with several.

This book would best be read in a group. There are questions for discussion at the end of each chapter. The readers who would appreciate this book the most are those who like to be instructed through many stories rather than direct teaching. George's writing style is not one I like. I found myself often skimming through some of the lengthy stories, ready to get to the point. Others may like the rambling nature of George's writing style.

My rating: 3/5 stars.

Rusty George is the lead pastor of Real Life Church in Valencia, California. Over his fifteen years at the church, it has grown to more than 7,000 people and two campuses. George speaks regularly at conferences across the country. He lives with his family in Santa Clarita, California. You can find out more at

Bethany House Publishers, 208 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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