Radically Normal by Josh Kelley –
You Don’t Have To Live Crazy To Follow Christ
Truer words were never spoken. How often do we really wonder if we are “doing enough”… “good enough”… “sacrificing enough”… “suffering enough… are we even enough? I’ll be honest, I wonder that at times. I wonder if I’m supposed to be doing more, studying more, praying more, giving more, more more more. Should I not watch that hour of television in order to pray more? Am I too radical… not radical enough? Sometimes it’s all too much.
Am I missing the joy of the journey that God has set before me in order to make sure that I’m 10000% ready for the “grand prize”.
Pastor Josh Kelley in his book – “Radically Normal” will help you to answer those questions and while you’re at it, it will help you to “discover the deep and lasting joy of radical obedience to Christ in your normal, everyday life”.
As always, I am required to post a review… scroll down to the bottom of this post for the link to read a sample of the book or purchase the book. You won’t be disappointed.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“It’s okay to be normal. Do you feel that your life is pleasing to God – almost? When you hear about pastors, missionaries and Christian celebrities, do you feel just a bit “less-than.” As if your life isn’t quite as meaningful as theirs? You’re not alone – that guilty feeling is all too common in the church. Josh Kelley shows why you can be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ without selling everything you own and becoming a missionary to India.”
I was intrigued when I read the back cover of “Radically Normal – You Don’t Have to Live Crazy to Follow Jesus” by Josh Kelley. Don’t we all feel a bit “less-than” from time to time? Do we wonder if our life, our contribution, our calling is all that important? I know that I do. On one hand, we want to feel that we are that fully committed Christ Follower and on the other hand we can feel that we are so not measuring up to “other Christians”. We wonder, am I doing enough to “make it to heaven”. Do I need to do more? What else can I do? We get so caught up in this present world, that we are missing the fact that “The present world is the first chapter of eternity’s great adventure”.
So what do we do? We get radical. We all but dive in head first, willing to sell all our possessions, and go live in a grass hut in the mission field to be sure that we are Christian enough.
This author, Josh Kelley, shows us that our seemingly mundane life does matter, that God does delight in where we are right here, and when we find God’s presence in our routine activities it will change the way we think about our Kingdom work while we are here.
“Discover the deep and lasting joy of radical obedience to Christ in your normal, everyday life”
Follow Pastor Josh Kelley at: http://jckelley.wordpress.com/
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