First off, thank you so much for your encouragement from my previous post =) I really appreciate you dropping by and sharing with me your own journey to motherhood. Now I feel more at ease knowing that it’s normal to feel this way and thank goodness for friends like you! ^ ^
Anyway the past few weeks, I had been reading a lot! God knows how to make me happy really. I have 6 new books which I all got for free!!! So expect a lot of book reviews in the coming weeks. =) This book I’m reviewing today is the only one I bought but not for myself, for Hubby!
When this book was released, Hubby hinted that he wanted a copy so I immediately grabbed one for him and gave it as a birthday present.
This is my first time to read a Joel Rosenberg book and I’m quite surprised that we actually clicked! You know that feeling? When you read at least 2 pages, you know you have a connection. I felt that with Joel. My husband who never liked reading completed Joel Rosenberg’s series. So yeah, he must be good!
What I liked about this book is the topic itself. The Invested Life highlights the importance of being disicpled first and eventually seeking to disicple others who will disciple others too and so on.
I am a product of discipleship. I was mentored by a CCC Missionary back in college. Then moved on to have another discipler throughout my single years. I eventually got married and had some married disciplers who mentored Hubby and I. It is very close to my orientation at church where multiplying Christ Committed Followers is highly encouraged.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
There are 2 segments included in the book to help readers absorb each chapter. One is the Challenge Questions at the end of each chapter. I feel that you’ll lose a great deal of learning if you skip this part. Processing what you have learned and basing those from the Bible will help you understand the key principles more. I also feel that this is not just a great material for solo study but for a group study as well. Hubby agreed that we’d go back to each chapter and share our answers together.
Another segment of this book is the Testimonies. There is no better way to communicate a point than to share a real life story. This is where the principles come alive. I absolutely love this part. It made me cry, smile and inspired me in a new level.
Overall, I give this book a 2 thumbs up! It’s a must read if you are a true follower of Christ and would like to become part of expanding God’s kingdom!