Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review: Subversive Jesus: An Adventure in Justice, Mercy, & Faithfulness in a Broken World by Craig Greenfield



Review: Subversive Jesus: An Adventure in Justice, Mercy, & Faithfulness in a Broken World
Craig Greenfield
Zondervan
2016
 
Isn’t it amazing how some of the smallest things can trigger changes in a life?  Happenstance of a beggar in a ratty T-shirt at the door of a tourist attraction in an Asian capital isn’t news or unusual, but just read this book and see what his presence did for one college kid.  That’s the beginning of Greenfield’s journey or adventure borrowing from the title of his book.  Well, mostly the beginning.  There was stuff before that episode that helped add to the effect.  

Subversive JesusI ordered this book after stumbling onto his web site (Take a look around it to see what he’s up to the last 20+ years.).  Greenfield has told his story in a way that is not only engaging, but convicting.  I am glad to see this sort of story being told more frequently.  I didn’t like some of the truth he laid out about where most of us live though.  Why? Because it hit too close to home to be comfortable.  In a lot of ways.  I do understand that what he and the rest did is a particular calling, but there’s room for plenty of improvement among most of the rest of us.  He makes you want to improve, or at the very least, rethink your Christian lifestyle.  Like really rethink it.  Get subversive or not?  There’s lots of ways to do that and he has recounted some of the ways he found.  Maybe we could find more?

I do recommend this book.  It will touch your heart, challenge you, and maybe even change you.

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


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