I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

“Our Last Great Hope – Awakening the Great Commission” by Ronnie Floyd

I loved this book!  “Our Last Great Hope – Awakening the Great Commission” by Ronnie Floyd, was such a refreshing book in the face of so many books about trying to make the Gospel weak and ambiguous.  This book has taken me more time to get through that previous ones because of several ideas that I wanted to digest and reflect on.  There is a deep level of research and a theology that will make even the most season evangelical pensive.

One of my favourite chapters was chapter 2: Awaken the Church.  Dr. Floyd quotes a study by George Barna that isolates 6 key issues that I think are too familiar in the modern church: Theological literacy is plummeting in the church, churches are becoming more ingrown and less interested in reaching out to others, members want “practical” formulas rather than profound spiritual truth, Christians are showing more interest in community action, the postmodern insistence on tolerance is gaining ground quickly among Christians, and Christianity is having near-zero impact on the surrounding culture.

This for me was the point in the book where Dr. Floyd leaped into his discussion.  The drive of this book is to show how the Bible teaches that the Gospel is the power of and reason for the Christian faith, but that so many people have moved away from using that power clearly.  In his experience when the church moves in the power of the Gospel it makes progress.  When it moves away from it, the church moves into obscurity.

This is a book that will inform and challenge even the deepest of faithful Christians and will motivate people forward to share the Gospel and walk in its power.

1 comment:

  1. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Booksneeze for my review.