Saturday, August 11, 2012

book review: "wrecked" by jeff goins

Wrecked is about God changing you. It’s about more than going on a mission trip but what happens when you return home. “Change always happens when you come down from the clouds and deal with the messiness of life. When you turn a mission trip into a lifestyle. When you walk past someone who is poor and in pain and actually turn around. Real transformation happens when you commit.”

I really liked reading this book after coming back from a mission trip. Something I have a hard time with is that transition from what all happened on the trip and re-adjusting to the life I had put on hold for a week. This book helped with figuring that out for me. You’re wrecked when not just by going on a mission trip but by looking around you for those you can reach out to. “If we are willing to dig deep, to find Calcutta in our own backyards, we will find the poor. But we will also find God. And He may just open our eyes, so that we can see the need and not soon forget. So that we can hear their cries and not grow deaf. So that we can smell the stench of human need and awaken our hearts to compassion.”

I received a review copy of this book from Jeff. You can learn more about the book by visiting his site

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