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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Audacious by Beth Moore

Are you looking for a book to challenge you in your love for Christ? Beth has a new book out called Audacious that will both encourage you and challenge you to examine your life to see where your love lies.

From the Back Cover:
"If you only knew..."
Thirty years in the making, Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete. It lacked something they were aching for. Something Jesus was longing for. Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose. what was missing? Well, let's just say, it's audacious and it's for all of us. And it's the path to the life you were born to live.


My Review:
This book is about totally pursuing Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul and mind.  "Those willing to give up their insatiable self-preoccupation to identify with Jesus and follow Him furiously will find an ever-unfolding life and love that they couldn't have scripted if they'd tried." (pg. 13) It's easy to get your eyes on everything around you and forget why you were put here on Earth in the first place. In this book, Beth reminds us that life is not about us, but about Jesus, the One we should love with all our hearts.  When we love Christ with everything we have, then other things in our lives can be addressed.  Without love, it's all just rules and regulations that we follow to feel good about ourselves.

"It will never be rules that most effectively deter us from jumping headlong into sin. In the wording of Colossians 2:21, regulations like Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch dont' cut it. These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh (Col. 2:23 ESV). Here's what most effectively diminishes our indulgence in the flesh: our indulgence in the Spirit. Christ's Spirit. By all means indulge." (pg. 114)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It had a lot of great thoughts to contemplate.  My copy of the book is heavily written in and highlighted. So if you're looking for a good book to pick up that will challenge you in your love for Christ, pick up Audacious.

***I received this complimentary book from B&H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.

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