One of the biggest temptations in life, for many people at least, is the game of comparison. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we need to bigger more significant things in life and be held with higher honour. But it is just that, it’s a trap! It lures you in, it seems harmless, but you can get stuck in a vicious cycle of never feeling as if you’re doing enough and wearing yourself down. This book is a glorious reminder of the blessing and beauty of living an ordinary Christians life!
The Bible, and the Christian Worldview, is a bit of an upside-down Kingdom. The world says dream big, aim for success, achieve the most success you can. The Bible says that a person’s worth is not found int heir material possessions or achievement, but in their relationship with their Creator. Instead of feeling pressure to be a super success in life, a Christian is freed to be exactly what and who God created them to be. The ordinary Christian life means living faithfully to God’s Will and Word, serving others well and investing time in people.
In this book, and in nine short chapters, Seth helps you see life giving truths from God’s Word, it’s full of applications that will warm your heart and help you see how amazing the gospel is. This would be a particularly good book to read ahead of the New Year, a time when people start to ‘plan their successes’. The main thing is living a faithful life, through the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God and out of obedience to Jesus. That’s the ordinary Christian life and it’s powerful!
*** I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not change the way I rate the book. My views are my own. ***