Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Last Great Hope

Yesterday I received Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd. It hasn't taken me long to get to a point to be able to review it, because I don't plan on finishing it. I have skimmed multiple chapters, and I have found some truly valuable and convicting messages. Yes, Jesus asked us to go into all the nations and make disciples. Yes, God expects our time and energy to be spent on the things He is calling us to do. Yes, it is on us to allow ourselves to be used by God to spread the saving message of Christ. I don't want to minimize any of these things. They are real and urgent. That's why I requested this book. I wanted a fire lit under my butt.
BUT, I just can't hang with name-dropping, self-promotion and business-minded Christianity. Every time I would actually begin to enjoy one of Floyd's stories or explanations of what the Great Commission is about, he would drop another position he had held or the title of an important person he knew. Even the times Floyd did give glory to God, I still felt a sense of him passively accepting credit for the work he had done. Like God did the moving, but he was the one who developed the strategy that made it work.
I really tried, but I just don't like the vibe of this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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