Proverbs teaches that as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another man. Accountability prevents us from falling captive to our blind spots.
In this book, the author states that there are 3 aspects of a disciple that must be present in the church today.
- The compassionate Christian: One who fights for justice and service to others in need...to simply love at all costs.
- The courageous Christian: One who fights for truth in a wavering age...to hold fast at all costs.
- The commissioned Christian: One who sees all avenues as gospel opportunities. To spread the gospel no matter what the playing field is.
By these aspects, the church will prevent itself from suffering with blind spots. Most often, churches want to categorize themselves into one box and bring all gifts, talents and abilities under one umbrella...when in reality, some people may be gifted to do something for the gospel that doesn't fit under the umbrella.
There is nothing wrong with having a specific platform, but there is something wrong when you force others to stand on a platform that they don't understand how to use.
This book is encouraging and highly equipping.
Thank you to Crossway publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review.