If there was ever a book that kicked me in the gut just how far removed I was, it was this one. It’s hard to be confronted with your own failings, or rather just how misguided you are. The Jesus Mission, was a wake-up call for me and it did so by taking a look into Jesus’ life and what made it unique, what missions that were given to us during His time on Earth.
I must admit, when I sat down to this book I was skeptical, after all, just what could this ‘Jesus Mission’ be about. I knew that He came here to save us, to die on the cross, to show us His example. This book touches on these points but goes beyond. Providing a thought provoking and convincing argument for belief in Christ, as well as fulfilling and living out the missions.
It’s not enough to believe. Your belief should spur you to action, should cause you to take up the missions that Christ has assigned to us.
The author was very repetitive in his attempt to convey his message. This is not a bad thing, however for some this style may be a bit annoying. I found it refreshing and appreciated being reminded of different points, especially the important ones.
For those of you who think you know Jesus’ mission for us, I invite you to read this book, to explore the reasoning and logic used by Scott to refresh and renew your relationship with Christ.
For what does it prosper a man if he gains the world but loses his soul…
This genre is not one I read as much, however I’ve been trying to more often of late. On the basis of the writing, the scripture quoted, and the overall feel of the book I will give this book 4/5 stars. I found it engaging and thought provoking, a good book to read with friends and discuss.
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