This book is faithful, funny and fresh.
This book is a like a sponge saturated in the gospel. It is filled with gospel gems and ongoing truths that will shake the dust off of your faith and renew your senses to the glory of the truth of the good news. This book is faithful to the gospel. It does not run away from it at all, but rather runs toward it, seeking it deeper and deeper.
This book is funny. The author uses quite a few analogies and classic one-liners that catch you off-guard and help you stay in wonder. Most often, people don't mix humor with the gospel, but Medders does it in such a way that deems it appropriate to do so. Please note, this book isn't hilarious...this isn't a comedy script. But there are little anecdotes along the way that are placed just at the proper time.
This book is fresh. When a jeweler examines a classic diamond, they often continue to examine it days upon days but there are shimmers and shines that protrude forth the more you look at it. This book has those shimmers and shines of the gospel.
You may not agree with every stance or ideology of the author and that is ok. I also did not. His presentation of the Lord's Supper being a party and celebration that is often portrayed as boring and quiet is a bit of a stretch for me.
The only knock on the book is that it is repetitive, which is good, because we need gospel reminders! However, there are great analogies and not go great analogies in the book. Just because we often have great thoughts, does not mean we automatically get "on a roll" and every idea that comes forth is worth nothing.
All that to say, this book is still faithful, funny and fresh and might be exactly what you need to lift you from rut and routine.
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