Sunday, April 16, 2017

No Easy Jesus - Jason Mitchell

No Easy Jesus by Jason Mitchell speaks on something that many Christians keep secret. That is the fact that believing in Jesus has left us feeling disappointed or disillusioned. Basically, it is because we tend to become lukewarm and take the path of least resistance. It's not because Jesus has failed any of us, but because we have failed to honestly follow Him...especially when it is uncomfortable to do so. Making the tough choices, rather than the popular ones, brings us out of our comfort zone but it will also bring us right in the center of God's will. 

Some of us stop at belief and are content with the knowledge that our salvation is secure. But there is more available! To continue growing in faith, actively follow Jesus...and become more like Him. This is not by doing things on your own, but by becoming more deeply rooted in Him and following His example. This is the basic concept of No Easy Jesus. Mitchell expounds upon the idea of doing more than just filling ourselves with more of Jesus, but of actually living a more abundant life by pouring our lives into others.

Through a series of personal stories from his own life, and others, Mitchell encourages the reader to step out in faith and obedience. It gave me much to think about and I believe it will touch the lives of many others who have become stagnant or superficial in their faith. This is a book I will read more than once and encourage others to read.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blogging Network. All opinions are my own. 

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