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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Unashamed to Bear His Name - R.T. Kendall

Embracing the stigma of being a Christian.  "In our increasingly secular society, being a Christian carries a cost." The author recommends "welcoming the stigma with both hands." The begins with the author's personal background which will help the reader understand perspective.  The book comes with recommendations from none other than Dr. James Dobson.  Reviews how the Gospel can be offensive and how others in the Bible have suffered this stigma.  I was glad to see a strong argument for eternal salvation in Chapter 8 titled Out on a Limb.  Chapter 9, The Reason the Jews missed their Messiah,  will be interesting reading especially for those of Jewish descent.  The author is a graduate of Southern Baptist Seminary and was the Senior Minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years.  Dr. Michael Youssef who wrote the forward calls this "a book that every serious Christina must read."
I would agree that this is good reading for anyone who thinks they are the only one that is attached the stigma of Christianinty.  The world can be offended by the gospel,  but to take heart and have faith, persevere and be strong.
This book is published by Chosen, a division of Baker publishing.

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