When did Christianity become about earning your salvation?
There seems to be this constant struggle with the understanding of what salvation by faith through grace means.
Pastor Bryan walks us down the path of eliminating the scorekeeping mentality and embracing surrender. I'm sure we've heard these sermons before but why don't they stick?
Is it a result of so many sermons that are titled, "How to"... or "Four Steps to"...? Have we created a culture out of the desire to making sermons applicable to creating a mentality of, "Here's what you need to do in order to become a better person" so it's all based on performance?
This book is divided into three parts. The first part tackles what goodness isn't. Pastor Bryan spends five chapters unpacking goodness and how it has become skewed.
Part two reveals authentic goodness; three chapters pointing us toward abiding and surrender.
Part three is about living the performance-free life.
Wonderful stories and anecdotes are found inside this book. It's one of those, "need to hear" messages. I just can't figure out how we can break this mentality of so many Christians. Read this book then read it again.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.