My rating: 2 of 5 stars
“When you hear the word evangelical, do you think “good news”? That’s what the word means, and it’s what we are meant to be. Yet the surrounding culture often views us as exactly the opposite. Calling yourself an evangelical too often means you are seen through a negative stereotype; people are apprehensive when they hear that an evangelical family has moved into the neighborhood. But is this the way it has to be?
What would it look like if evangelical Christians were joyfully living out the gospel in such a way that the culture had no choice but to recognize us as Good News people? Revangelical is a call to realign your heart with the things that most concerned Jesus—a bold message to get the Good News of the gospel of Jesus back into our heads, hearts, mouths, and feet. Full of stories of evangelicals who are living out the Good News and changing the world, Revangelical will inspire and equip us to relearn the heart of the gospel and to become the people God has called us to be.”
Revangelical – Becoming the Good News People We’re Meant to Be by Lance Ford. The title sounds intriguing. After all… isn’t that what we all strive for – To be people of the Gospel – The Good News? I very much looked forward to reading this book. I was mistaken. Sadly, in my opinion only, this 228-page book appears to me to be an on-going literary assault by the author towards what I would consider conservative Christians. Again, in my opinion, it appears that the author – though not concretely stated – has little respect for conservative Radio Show or Television Show hosts.
While I whole-heartedly agree that as Christian – followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to spread the Good News, I cannot agree with this author.
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