Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Recovering Redemption: A Book Review

About The Author:

You can’t. God can.Life never lacks for improvement—in ourselves, in our relationships, in just about everything. But all our brave stabs at getting better, if they ever change anything, are incomplete at best, complete failures at worst. Sometimes much worse.Unless . . .
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the great “unless” of life—both for those who already believe (but can’t believe the messes they’re still capable of making), as well as those who don’t yet believe but just know their way isn’t working.
Recovering Redemption, written with a pastor’s bold intensity and a counselor’s discerning insight, takes you deeply into Scripture to take you deeply inside yourself, discovering that the heart of all our problems is truly the problem of our hearts. But because of what God has done, and because of what God can do, the most confident, contented person you know could actually be you—redeemed through Jesus Christ.
None of us, really, can do what’s required to change our lives for the better, taking what’s persistently frustrating and making it perfectly satisfying. Yet as hopeless as that may sound, it is the flat-line truth in which good news comes to life . . . to your life. For just as what’s lost can be found, what’s wrong can—even now—be recovered.

About The Authors:
Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor of Teaching at The Village Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 11,000 with campuses in Flower Mound, Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth.
Michael Snetzer serves at Groups Pastor at The Village Church. He received his Masters in Counselling from Dallas Baptist University. For seven years he served as a counselor at the Center for Christian Counselling. He has served on the pastoral staff at The Village Church since 2007. He has worked part time at North Texas Christian Counselling since 2012. Michael has three children: McKenna, Ava, and Greyson. He and his wife, Sonia, were married in 2007.

My Review:
I have been a fan of Matt Chandler's preaching and writing for some time, and I wanted to share a few thoughts on one of his recent books, Recovering Redemption.
It was written in a very good, conversational style and I loved that. I felt like I was in a room with both authors listening to them speak. I love it when a book is written in this manner. The book is very well written, easy to read, and was an overall easy read. It was a great reminder of the work that God does, and will do, in our lives, if we just let Him. It is his powerful redemption that changes our lives and then allows us to reach others for His Kingdom.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Recovering Redemption at your favorite Christian retailer from BH Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of the book, courtesy of the publisher, 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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