A timless and timely message

Katie Reid

5 Stars

July 24, 2013

I highly recommend that you read this book! Joshua Harris focuses on 2 Timothy, while challenging Christians to evaluate not just what they practice, as believers in Christ, but also how they practice it. Harris discusses the crucial balance of upholding God's Word, while not being a jerk in the process. He explains that your attitude really matters, "We must deeply care about truth, and we must also defend and share this truth with compassion and humility" (pg. 5). Recently, my husband and I have seen an influx of Christians standing in support of issues that the Bible clearly opposes- and this book exhorts us, not to be prideful in confronting these Christians, but also not to compromise truth. "Even when people in our culture are sinning, slandering, and tearing down truth, I have no excuse for ignoring God's commands" (pg. 41). This is a book I plan on rereading numerous times; it is a clear, relevant message that we all need to hear, and then go do. "Don't measure yourself by what you know. Measure yourself by your practice of what you know" (pg. 39). This book can be read in one sitting, but the discussion from it, will continue long after it is finished; evoking change and calling Christians to stand firm, with all gentleness and respect.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for an honest review.