Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Unashamed to Bear His Name by R.T. Kendall

Review: Unashamed to Bear His Name
R.T. Kendall
Chosen Books
2012

How to review this book? The author is an accomplished author, pastor and speaker. Intimidated? A little bit. But if his aim is that it will change my life (from the preface) I thought I’d see what he had to say.

After meandering around some points and coming back to others, I must say that his aim is partially fulfilled in this book. He has written in the gap between evangelicals and charismatics and in doing so probably will lose one side or the other. Maybe both? Right or wrong in what he writes, sadly. And that is a problem for his writing this and for the church as well. Maybe it will not be so in the years to come.

The strength of this book is the encouragement to persevere and not be ashamed of the Gospel. His journey is an example of just that. It does take courage to step out and do what you know is right, regardless of the cries from the establishment.

I do not agree with some of what he has to say, but that’s OK. You probably won’t either. And that’s OK, too. Read this for the encouragement he offers to be Unashamed to Bear His Name.

This book was provided to me by Chosen Books for review.

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