Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unleashed - McManus

Let's get one thing out of the way.  This is McManus' book "The Barbarian Way." If you have read that book, you will be greatly disappointed when you buy this.  Thomas Nelson just re-released the book with a more female friendly title.

That said, this is a simple, but challenging book.  The basic premise is that we as Christians are not called to a domesticated religion, but a passionate faith in Jesus that will lead us into all sorts of crazy and exciting places.

One of the things I appreciated most about the book was the way in which McManus talked about raising his children in the faith.  By not giving them a domesticated religion, but rather introducing them to a wild untamed relationship with Jesus.  It is certainly worth pondering how to raise our children in a way that unleashes them to follow Jesus.

I thought it was a great little book.  The biggest problem with the book is that it is much easier to read than to put into practice.

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