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!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Reckless Faith by Kevin G. Harney

I have read many books where they are filled with facts and information.  I have read books where I have been taught something.  This book “Reckless Faith” by Kevin Harney, is one of those books that goes beyond teaching, and has challenged me to DO something.  I don’t know how you could read this book and not be motivated to do something for God…. To change your complacency and examine the amount of time that each of us wastes.  Anyone else tired of just coasting in their faith?
The book is chaptered into sections on love, generosity, service, relationships, prayer, and words.  Each chapter challenges the reader to really dig deep into all of these areas.  The chapter on love talks about loving… truly loving God’s people.  It also goes into the reckless love of God that allows some to be martyred.  The section on generosity is about sharing with people, and giving to the work of God.  Service is something that is lacking in the current mindset, and the Bible teaches leadership by serving.  And the book continues with the other topics.  The topics chosen are areas where people are likely to just let complacency set in…. prayer, and the words that they use are two.
There is a pattern.  Those that have reckless faith accomplish what God has for them, and they have the impact that God wants them to have.  This book challenges the reader to such faith, and it has deep scriptural roots for what it challenges.  The book also draws on the experiences of Christians throughout history that have acted on the faith that it takes. 
Harney also writes in a balanced way to the idea of reckless faith.  He teaches how to find God’s voice in the acts of faith.  This book is not about going out and doing the crazy, but the reckless faith that comes from hearing God’s Holy Spirit.
I recommend this book to anyone feeling blah in their faith, or to those that think that they are just doing ‘good enough’.  Those that are out living the reckless faith probably don’t have time for this kind of book.
I was provided a copy of this book for my unbiased review by Baker Books.
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