Saturday, April 30, 2011

[Unleashed] book review

Unleashed by Erwin Raphael McManus

Previously published under the title "The Barbarian Way", Unleashed is one man's look at what it means to follow God with everything.

Slightly reminisce of "The Bravehearted Gospel" with a bit of "Wild at Heart" thrown in, Unleashed takes us on a walk through the idea that God is calling us to live a life of abandonment and (yes!) sometimes even pain.

He explains at one point,
"Yet, Jesus' death wasn't to free us from dying, but to free us from the fear of death. Jesus came to liberate us so we could die up front and then live. Jesus Christ wants to take us place that only dead men and women can go." (pg. 48)
I found this book refreshing after some of the watered-down things that I've read lately. No, he wasn't the most eloquent of writers and seemed slightly repetitive at times. But he was real. And that counts for a whole lot in my book.

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