Saturday, August 29, 2015

Overraded: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

Overraded: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?   *****
by Eugene Cho

Overview: A real, honest approach to how we should serve Jesus and love justice and not just "do good things to look good."
 Themes: Christian ministry, justice issues, church planting, spiritual growth, self-examination, sacrificial service
Positive elements: Good food for thought...this is a book to read slowly and pray through.
Conclusion: I really enjoyed reading about Pastor Cho and his family's journey through sacrificial giving. I felt like I knew him and went through the highs and lows of  his ministry and seeking to follow Jesus. This was a very encouraging book also. He challenges us to follow in his example of laying aside our wealth and comfort to help the least of these around us and around the world. And he does a great job of making it clear that ultimately what matters isn't just "doing good" but following after Jesus. We each need to pray that Jesus will show us how we can lay down our lives for others....and that he will give us the ability to obey.