Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review: Jesus Called: He Wants His Church Back by Ray Johnston



Review: Jesus Called: He Wants His Church Back
Ray Johnston
W Publishing Group
2015

Catchy title.  I did notice it and decided to read it.  

This author really likes lists!!  Five of this and four of that and 15 of the other.  Even the back cover has a set of bullet points.  The reader does begin not to notice them after a while.  The endorsements included are numerous and stellar.  The narrative is easy to read.  The content except for the last chapter and few anecdotal pieces along the way left me cold.  
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Why?  The “what’s wrong with the church” books have enumerated repeatedly all the woes and ills that anyone who attends a church or even observes one from afar can see.  What is really needed if you want to write a book is to point folks to the solution.  Would it sell?  Probably not since it’d be too simple and too difficult all at once.  It’d be a rehash of the Old Testament prophets speaking to Israel.  They didn’t get much traction in their day either.

OK.  So what was so good about the last chapter?  That’s the reason for living and, judging from the intensity of the author’s writing there, it’s where his heart really is.  So why write the other stuff?  Show us what really matters to you!  Passion was mentioned earlier in his book, as was safety.  He opted for safety on this one. 

Read this book and see if you can find any other take away when you are done.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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