How do you reach someone who doesn't know Jesus, if they say that they are already a Christian?
Mr. Dean Inserra draws from his own personal experiences as he discusses in this reader friendly and concise book the difference between knowing God, and knowing about God. Incredibly relevant, this book addresses cultural Christianity directly discussing barriers within the church that prove a challenge to a personal saving relationship, recognition of our sin and God's holiness in today's culture.
I liked how Mr. Inserra calls us not just to look at the splinter in another's eye, but to also examine ourselves for traces of cheap grace. As it is easy to be the Pharisee at times, seeing our friends and family as unworthy tax collectors. He also talks about how to initiate deeper conversations on faith with cultural Christians, as well the importance of the great commission to continue to pray and witness to others, even if they state that they are already Christians.
Mr. Inserra uses many good examples, often drawing from his own personal life to show the importance of not growing lax in our witness because someone is a good person or identifies with a few of Jesus's teachings.
Overall, a very relevant, honest read that addresses the stumbling blocks in our Christian culture, and encourages believers to strive toward the prize, with a right knowledge and understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ living it out in our daily lives, and encouraging others to do likewise. I really liked how this book summarized a lot of things that I had been thinking about lately, directly speaking to the problems of cultural Christianity and what a danger it is to today's church. Thought provoking and concise, it is both challenging and easy to read. Highly recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.