Monday, March 23, 2015

Skin in the Game: Living an Epic Jesus-Centered Life by Rick Lawrence

Skin in the Game: Living an Epic Jesus-Centered LifeSkin in the Game: Living an Epic Jesus-Centered Life by Rick Lawrence

The goal of this book is to emphasize a Christian's need to be a part of the battle, to live the Christian life with their all. 
Although this is a worthy and important topic I found that this small paperback was lifeless. It just didn't impact me. It felt like a lot of words and weak illustrations. 
Speaking of the latter, I didn't appreciate how the author, Rick Lawrence used secular examples for good things. Saturday Night Live, Buddhism, indie punk rocker Amanda Palmer are some of the examples he took to explain otherwise good lessons in his life. 
Even though the point of this book is worthy, it just isn't written in a manner worthy of re-reading. People will find it difficult to be engaged in this book, small though it is.

Lawrence has included questions “For Discussion or Personal Reflection” at the end of each chapter. If prepared well, these questions can be very useful. 
Lawrence asks eight key questions, including:
• Will you embrace your shame?
• Will you receive grace?
• Will you confront your fears?
• Will you wait, even when all hope is lost?

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.