Tuesday, September 10, 2013

book review: "wake up, generation" by paige omartian

This is one of those books that makes you think. All of us have the incredible gift of this life but how will we use it? I went to Guatemala on a mission trip in July and have been trying to figure that question out ever since. Being able to review Paige's book has helped guide me in this process and be able to really figure out what my mission is. "Defining your mission is a big undertaking, but it's one of the most profound things you'll ever do. Your mission is the platform that God has given you to build your life upon. Now, I in no way want to give the impression that our lives are based on any "platform" other than Christ. What I mean is that your mission is the root and heart of what you do. It's your reference for every decision; it's your reminder and confidence of what God has called you to do." She talks about some of the reasons that we don't pursue that mission. One of those is that we like comfortable. "When we are stuck in our comfortable way of life we are blind to the world around us. We are blind to needs, problems, ideas, truth, and people. Most tragically, we are blind to the way that God desires to use us to impact the world." Paige gives examples of people who are making a difference and those stories inspire me. This is a great read - it challenges you to do more than just think about you but to look at those around you who you can impact. You can learn more about Paige and her story from her website

I received a copy of this book from Christian Review of Books for my honest review. 

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