A number of weeks ago I requested four books from this new series offered by Concordia Publishing House. Being a fairly conservative Christian from the Wesleyan Church, I was not sure what I would discover as I opened them. Over the last four weeks, I have read three of the books and have been pleasantly surprised.
The current book is no exception. It challenges believers to bring their faith into their own world - knowing that both we and the world we live in are broken. As the author states in the introduction, “The goal of this little book is to help you understand your witness to Christ as an organic part of your entire life of faith in Jesus - and as an organic part of the life of a Christian congregation.”
Though addressed directly to Lutherans, the contents of the book are of value to the Church wherever it may be found. The author makes it clear that we are not called to witness to what we know, rather we are to witness to witness to the person and work of Jesus. What we are called to do is not new, rather it is following in the footsteps of the earliest believers.
As in earlier books in the series, the author ends each chapter with three terrific helps. First, there is summary of “Key Points” presented in the chapter. This is followed by a set of discussion questions to assist the individual or small group to process the material. Finally, each chapter concludes with a set of “Action Items” that suggest steps that can be taken by the reader to understand and implement the lessons in that chapter.
Whatever your ecclesiastical background, this book can begin to enhance the witness of Christ in your life.
This review is based on a free electronic copy of this book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.