Saturday, November 13, 2010

Book Review: City on Our Knees

City on Our Knees by TobyMac.  I had no idea what to expect with this book, and I have to confess it sat on my island a long time before I began to read it.

Wow.  Separated into four sections, each consists of an intro spread with quotes and scripture passages, followed by a "blog" entry by TobyMac introducing the general topic of that section.  Those really made me think.

What follows is a series of about ten stories of people.  People from the distant past, people from the recent past, people from right now.  And people in many different parts of the world.  All people who stepped out of their comfort zone and acted in a way God was calling them to, and those actions made an impact... in their own lives, and the lives of people around them.

From lemonade stands or collecting loose change, to running for parliament or starting an international mission, these stories are fascinating.  And challenging.  I've gotten this message a few times recently.  What am I doing to reach my world?  What is it that God wants from me right now?  If we gotta start somewhere why not here is the subtitle, and the overwhelming message.

This book is not necessarily calling me to do big things.  But it is calling me to do something.  And to start now.  "Nothing ever happens on Someday."

Disclosure:  Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


My Captivating Life said...

Remember sometimes it's the little things he wants us to do. :)

Kara said...

I just finished this one myself. Need to write my review. I was like you...not sure what to expect.