Saturday, December 26, 2015
Into The Fray: A Book Review
In the earliest days of the Christian church, the gospel spread out from Jerusalem in a burst of incredible stories--about a man who calmed a stormy sea with a word, healed the lame and the blind, enraged the religious leaders, and even raised people from the dead. Compare this organic, even entertaining, method of spreading the good news with how we are often encouraged to evangelize today, with clever arguments and our defenses up.
Somewhere along the way, we've lost the plot to the greatest story ever told.
Matt Mikalatos invites us into God's story, both to find our place in it and to rediscover the wonder that the apostles and their listeners experienced. As you lose yourself in these modern retellings of the events of the book of Acts, you'll find that sharing the story is easier and more rewarding than you ever imagined.
You can read an excerpt of Into The Fray here, in PDF format
About The Author:
is the author of , , and and has been on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for fifteen years. He has a master's degree in biblical theology from Western Seminary. Matt and his family reside near Portland, Oregon. Learn more at www.mikalatos.com.
I had never heard of Matt Mikalatos prior to reading Into The Fray, however, I am so glad that I read this book. Seriously, it was a wonderful read that brings the Acts of the Apostles to life for the reader. It is a great read for all ages from high school and older. The book is written in a very conversational manner and it is very apparent that the author has done significant research to make this a great read. I love how Mikalatos retells major parts of the book, and then does a remarkable job at explaining the Acts of the Apostles in a way that the average reader can understand and how to apple the truths from His word to our own life. He brings forward a whole new way to look at this book, and I really enjoyed how it challenged me and made me examine my own life. It will transform you if you allow God to use Mikalatos' book to do so.
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Into The Fray at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***