This book cuts through my thick feel-good hide and leaves me out to bleed - every drop of guilty blood, guilty of feeling like a Christian but not acting like one. I suspect many are like me: believing in God, wanting to please Him, even holding His words deep in our hearts - yet not doing 1% of what we're supposed to do if we claim to be His followers.
Why do I cringe whenever I hear the word "tithe" (giving 10% of your salary to church)?
Why do I pursue happiness as if it is the real god?
Why am I so hesitant to share with others my faith - especially with the ones I care most about?
Why do I honestly believe in an omnipotent God but somehow doubt that He can change me?
Why am I reluctant to go to church when I myself can be part of the church, because Jesus says, "where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20)?
If you're like me, this book will read like a thousand knives piercing your heart. It's painful, but it's good, because you can still feel the pain. To heal the pain, the only way is to get moving. Stop thinking about actions; stop talking about actions, start taking those actions....Continua