Friday, December 28, 2012

Jesus + Nothing = Everything: A Book Review

About The Book:
It’s so easy to forget what the Christian faith is all about. We struggle so much, work so hard, and fail so often that we frequently sense something in the equation of life must be missing.
Tullian Tchividjian argues that what we are missing is the gospel—a fuller, more powerful understanding of Jesus and what his finished work means for everyday life.
During a year of great turmoil, Pastor Tchividjian discovered the power of the gospel in his own life. Sharing his story of how Jesus became more real to him, Tchividjian delves deeply into the fundamentals of the faith, explaining the implications of Christ’s sufficiency—a revelation that sets us free and keeps us anchored through life’s storms.
Ultimately, Tchividjian reminds us that Jesus is the whole of the equation as he boldly proclaims that Jesus plus nothing really is everything.




About The Author:

TULLIAN TCHIVIDJIAN is pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the author of Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different, Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important RelationshipSurprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels, and Jesus + Nothing = Everything.

My Review:

I was introduced to the writing of Tullian Tchividjian last year and since have really come to cherish is frankness and telling of his personal experiences as not only a pastor but also a Christian man. In Jesus + Nothing = Everything, you will be reminded that it is by grace alone that we are saved. There is nothing more we need to do. Of course we must use God's word to teach us how to walk in faith of Jesus Christ, but no extra work will make or break our salvation. If we keep trying to live the Christian life on our own strength we will drive ourselves crazy because it's not by our own strength that we walk this journey, its only through Him. A great reminder by Tchividjian in a well-written, quick read that would be great for small group discussions or book groups. This book is strong in scripture and truth and turns legalism on its weary head. It is the perfect read for new Christians but also is very important for those of us who have been "going through the motions" in our Christian journey! It will definitely revitalize your journey in a wonderful, thought-provoking manner.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Jesus + Nothing = Everything at your favorite Christian bookseller from Crossway

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of NetGalley and Crossway, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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