Monday, December 19, 2016
Watch By Rick James Review
To be asleep is to be oblivious to being oblivious. The danger of sleep is the danger of carbon monoxide: it’s colorless and odorless, and you’re anesthetized before you know it—before you ever hit the floor. And for the follower of Jesus, it’s just as dangerous—because the Christian who is “asleep” is spiritually unreceptive. If anything will be our undoing, sleep will.
In this thoughtful, engaging, challenging book, Rick James dives deep into the New Testament’s teachings on spiritual wakefulness, calling Christ-followers to defy the darkness and remain awake as they await Christ’s return. Because being awake—continually in prayer, watchful for God’s will, expectant of open doors, cautious of sin, desiring to serve, eager to repent, continuously giving thanks, willing to witness, embracing of humility, overflowing with kindness, persevering in obedience—changes everything.
has a long history in collegiate ministry and is publisher for Cru. A former ad-agency art director, Rick is a frequent conference speaker and author of Jesus without Religion and A Million Ways to Die. Rick and his wife, Katie, live in Pennsylvania and have three grown children.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review Q&A-
What did you like about the book and why? I like that it moves the spirit in a Christian to do more while in turn trying to wake up the spirit.
- What did you not like about the book and why? It is not that I do not like it, but that author does fill this book more so with ideas then fact.
- What did you learn? I feel like the author teaches through a lighter tone and can help to really reach deeper to bring out the light.
- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Adult Christians would be the target audience as they will benefit the most as well as connect.