Monday, August 11, 2014

great book: Bible Revival

Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves to One Book by Kenneth Berding

Our country, and many others as well, is currently experiencing a Spiritual famine. We cannot turn a blind eye or deaf ear to the facts. And once we accept the truth, we must go further and discover the causes of this tragedy. Lastly, and most importantly we must remedy this terrible state by turning around and trying to fix what we have so grievously erred in. 

“Christians used to be known as ‘people of one book.’ Sure, they read, studied, and shared other books. But the book they cared about more than all others combined was the Bible. They memorized it, meditated on it, talked about it, and taught it to others. We don’t do that anymore, and in a very real sense we’re starving ourselves to death.” (16)

Bible Revival passionately explores why the Bible needs to be the single most important book in the Christian’s life—and how to make it so. Unlike most books about the Bible, Berding digs deep to uncover the motivations and distractions that keep Christians from engaging with the Bible as richly as it can. But he does more than just point out the problems; he lovingly offers solutions in order to learn, value, understand, apply, obey, and speak the Bible.

I found this such a convicting book! Chapter by chapter I was made to think about the truths contained in this little book and to examine my own heart. 

The truths in even such a small book as this are foundational to turning the state of our nations around!