Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Hearts for the Kingdom
We all know about God, while some may profess He truly exists or others deny His existence, the fact remains, there is a God. Some people may claim that He is simply someplace called heaven, far removed from the lives of us living on earth as if He is some entity that isn't concerned at all with us. So besides the Bible, how can we know for sure that God does really exist and that true change comes from a personal relationship with Him?
Enter Hearts for the Kingdom, the first book in the Kingdom Series from author Cho Larson, who quite literally takes readers by the hand and introduces them to the very real God of the Universe, Heaven and Earth and showcases what the life of faith looks like for a believer while casting aside any doubts that one might have in such issues like our foundations of faith, spiritual gifts, are we saved and if so, how can we tell, along with understanding such simple areas like worship, praise, forgiveness and unconditional love.
Cho Larson breaks down each of these relevant areas of the Christian walk for readers in what he calls Mission Possible. Taking it in small manageable chunks, along with Bible references, he introduces believers to what a life as a true Christian really looks like. From understanding the importance of creating a strong and lasting foundation, to realizing what worship really means and how we are all created unique and different in the ways we follow Jesus along in our spiritual walk. I found this extremely important because so often for new believers, they feel like they have to conform to the same spiritual mold, and in doing so miss out on the very aspect of giving God the glory while we struggle to understand if we are doing faith right in our own lives. We miss out on the personal growth that can occur when we simply agree to follow in Jesus' footsteps each day in obedience and look back at the end of the day to see where we may have fallen short and therefore learn to follow along more closely.
I received Hearts for the Kingdom by Cho Larson compliments of Westbow Press and the author himself for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation aside from a free copy of the book in exchange for my heartfelt and unbiased review of the book. This book is unique in that everyone will glean something different in regards to their own spiritual walk when they open this book. You might be a seasoned believer who has suddenly experienced a dryness in their walk and feel like God has grown quiet, this will restore that connection and allow you to continue to move forward, or perhaps you are someone who is curious about this "relationship" with Jesus Christ and simply want to know more about it. Trust me, then this is the perfect place to start. The chapter on worship really hit home for me, personally, because worship is different for everyone, from that private prayer time with God, to singing praise songs to Him at random points in your day, to standing corporately before a body of believers and still experiencing that one on one time with the Creator of the Universe. This is a great individual study or would work great with big or small Bible Study groups as well. There is something for everyone tucked between the covers of this book and the reason for the 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion.
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