Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jesus Swagger {by Jarrid Wilson}
Title: Jesus Swagger: Break Free From Poser Christianity
Author: Jarrid Wilson
Genre: Theology
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Millennial pastor Jarrid Wilson calls his generation to drop the pretenses and poses of false Christianity and walk like true followers of Jesus.
It's easy to live in America as a poser Christian, to keep up appearances while remaining unchanged by the gospel. But in a world of constant conformity, God has called us to be different (Romans 12:2) and set apart (Jeremiah 1:5), walking with a genuine Jesus Swagger. None of us does that perfectly, but all of us can do it better.
"Jesus Swagger "is about giving younger Christians the perspective necessary to see how they're doing. Chapter by chapter, "Jesus Swagger" exposes a piece of our false self and bogus motivations so we can become real followers. If we take that journey, we will find a deeper relationship with God--one that changes the world around us. Real Jesus Swagger is contagious. It's about being who God has called us to be, and not who the world is tempting us to be.
I've been a lot more interested in reading theological books these days, but its hard to find ones that keep my attention, and don't sound preachy. I've been reading Jarrid Wilson's blog for a while now, and so I was curious as to how that translated into a book (because let's face it, most books I've read from bloggers just don't work out very well, because their voice doesn't translate over). However, I found that this book met all my expectations of being well-written, attention-grabbing, and not preachy.
Jarrid Wilson has always been a bit more unconventional in his approach to Christianity and spreading God's love, and I think that was explained well in this book. Even the title, Jesus Swagger, grabs your attention from the start because it is unconventional. But Wilson isn't preaching at you, instead he is sharing his experiences, and what he has come to understand, backed up by Scripture.
"Love the sinner, not the sin" (page 52)
I found this to be a breath of fresh air. I don't know exactly who this is marketed to, but I would definitely recommend it for teens and young adults. I think the topics Wilson discusses are things they need to hear. It's not about one religion, or what your denomination is, it's about Jesus and His love. That's what we have been called to do, and that's what he focuses on. It's not about acting a certain way to fit in with a crowd. Instead, it's about following the example Christ gave us, and I think Wilson does a great job of showcasing that in this book.
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1 comment:

  1. I have not heard of such book! JESUS SWAGGER? I think this title is making me dance. Anyway, I can't really hear of this book anywhere bc I am into YA but gosh I think it's cool to read theology books. Thanks on putting this on my mind! <3