Friday, December 28, 2012
Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches is written by Johnnie Moore and is published by Thomas Nelson.
By now you know that I love to read. I read many different genres, but nonfiction seems to be my favorite, especially Christian and/or history. I think that fiction is often good and can certainly teach us something, but books like Dirty God get down to the nitty gritty and teach us more than just something. They teach us to look within and go beyond.
Dirty God is all about grace - the grace that God extends to us and the grace that He intends for us to extend to others. Jesus didn't stay in comfortable heaven. He left His magnificent home to get down in the trenches with humanity and in so doing, got dirty. Yeah. He got down in the dirt and mingled with the dirty humanity that wallowed in sin. They needed a Savior. He came and offered them grace - that unmerited favor from God. He could have condemned us all but instead He offers forgiveness for all who will believe. That's grace, giving undeserved forgiveness rather than deserved punishment.
This is an interesting book. Johnnie Moore helps his readers to see that they can live more authentic, grace filled lives that look beyond the sin and see the sinner - someone who desperately needs the love of Christ.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dirty God. Christianity today has been given a bad label, that of hypocrisy. I know that I want to learn how to better minister to nonbelievers and fellow Christians alike in a genuine, Christlike manner. Maybe if we did that, revival would come like crazy. Wouldn't that be grand?
*I received a copy of Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches in exchange for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are my own.*