Thursday, September 18, 2008
Book Review: Simple Spirituality
It's been a while since we've done one of these, but this book definitely deserves it. It's written by a guy named Chris Huertz who leads a missional community called Word Made Flesh. We've been aware of WMF for a while but got to meet and get to know Chris when he was on sabbatical last fall at Duke. Chris is an amazing guy who wants to genuinely love the poor around the world.
This book is a deep look at discipleship. It's inspiring, challenging, and encouraging. I instantly started using quotes from it in talks on mission trips this summer. Chris wants for you to fall in love with Jesus because he knows that relationship will move you to loving action towards others.
I love this book so much that I bought five more copies and have been giving them away. I think it's a significant look at discipleship that everybody should experience. Don't miss it!