Sunday, July 31, 2011

book review: "branded" by tim sinclair

We're surrounded by commercials and advertisements, wanting us to buy stuff. Companies each argue their product is better and we have to choose. Just as people market material objects, Christians have to "sell" Jesus to the rest of the world. We want others to have what we have but it has to be presented in such a way to appeal to them. "Our mission is the same as it was during Jesus' day, but the time, situation, and cultural expectations are not." We have to be honest with those who don't know Jesus. We can't pretend our life is great and without problems because it's not true. "We have hope in the middle of trying times. We have a Savior who loves us unconditionally. We have the promise of life after death. But we don't have utopia. Not by a long shot." It's all about sharing how Jesus has changed our lives and wanting others to have the same hope we have.

I didn't know what to expect with this book but really liked it. Though the material was deep it was presented as a quick read and I wanted that. I didn't want a book I had to read slowly to absorb it all. Sinclair writes in such a way that I wanted to keep reading. The chapters were short but full of info. When I finished it, I was left with a sense to need to do something with what I'd just read. To share my Jesus with others.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it. :O)