We live in a culture where many identify as "Christian" without fully embracing what it looks like to follow Jesus day-in and day-out. After gathering on a Sunday, do we simply go about our business, void of true transformation? Is the gospel simply a self-help tool, the church just a place where our needs can be met? It's time to ask ourselves, "Am I really following Jesus? Or am I just faking it?"
With eye-opening personal stories, Scripture, and thought-provoking questions, Andi Andrew lovingly invites readers to examine their hearts to discover whether their faith is a genuine, life-giving marriage of belief and practice in response to Christ's life and sacrifice, or if it is just a lifestyle choice on par with any other. She encourages readers to surrender their whole lives to Jesus daily, grapple with hard questions they may have been avoiding, and discover a life fully alive, following in the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ.
- Hard truth, but important message for this generation!
Sometimes truth hurts. And in a world where the truth is muddied by different interpretations of what truth is, we need people like Andi to shine light on the places where we have exchanged Jesus’s truth with the world’s impoverished imitation of the real thing. Andi speaks with such authority in this book on how to identify whether or not we are living a life of fear or a life lived in boldness because of the Truth we stand on. She speaks not only to Christians, but also to churches and non-believers. The Christian world needs less “self-help churches or churches that validate their identify” and more leaders who are “growing radical, saint-equipping gatherings that go out and effect change in their spheres of influence” (Andrew 67). Andi not only preaches this, but her church community and the leaders she disciples, gathers with, speaks with, and speaks to reflect this kingdom-centered belief. Read this book and read a Paul-inspired letter to the church of today to stop being a consumer-satisfying organism, but instead to be a change-driven, risk-taking, force – willing to dig deep to identify if what is presented on the outside reflects the work on the inside. As Andi says, “are we posting it, or living it?” Is Christ the center of our lives or are we the center of our lives? Such a challenging read, but exactly what is needed right here and right now.
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