Sunday, August 9, 2015

Road to Reality

The Road to Reality *****
by K.P. Yohannan

Overview: A challenge to the church in America to look at our lives and assess if we are truly following Jesus or if we are living a wealthy, American version of Christianity where we chase comfort more than knowing and serving Jesus.

This is a book that you have to read slowly and with much prayer. Yohannan is asking us to prayerfully consider how we are living and compare it to how Jesus lived. And he is encouraging the church in America to use our resources not to make our lives more comfortable but to help fund the spread the gospel to the places where Jesus is unknown. 

I like how practical the book is. For example, Yohannan talks about small ways to simplify your life and give more to world missions. I also enjoyed how positive the book is. Even though the state of Christians in America is appalling in so many ways, he is able to stay positive. I feel like his message is not to guilt people into living differently but to challenge them to pray and let God do the convicting and change people's hearts.

This book isn't easy to read because it is so convicting, but it is a book we all should read.