Christians who want to take the next step in their faith walk need look no further. It's time to ante up and go all in with God.
You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
by Mark Batterson.
reviewed by Steve Duncanson
August 6, 2020
The Gospel costs nothing. You can't earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift, which is compliments of God's grace. It doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go "all in," putting all that we have into God's hands.
Published: January 20, 2015
Length: 192 pages (hardcover)
Price: $12.57 (Amazon - paperback)
$7.99 (ChristianBook - paperback)
amazon.com: 5 stars out of 5 (645 ratings)
ChristianBook.com: 4.6 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
About the Author:
Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and Chase the Lion.
He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. One church with seven campuses, NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill.
Review: (by Steve Duncanson)
As the title suggests Mark discusses individuals who were All In. They reached a monumental point in their lives that they put all their chips on the line for Christ.
Mark writes about Johann Sebastian Bach, Shamgar, Noah, David, Peter, Elisha and Hernan Cortes. In addition he writes about himself and others that he knows that have gone All In.
I really enjoyed his writing as he has some “one liners that are extremely thought provoking like; Grace is getting what you don’t deserve; We want everything God has to offer without giving anything up; We’re afraid that if we don’t hold out on God, we’ll miss out on what this life has to offer; Failure is part of every success story. And for some of us in PebbleCreek he says “The key to a long drive is to loosening your grip.”
Mark differentiates between what many of us do by not following Jesus but inviting Jesus to follow us. He calls this the inverted gospel. So quit holding back and go All In with God.
Enjoy this book.
PCCC Christian Library:
This book is available in our church library. Members of the education committee operate the library every Sunday after services in Fellowship Hall. At this time, our library is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope to re-open soon. We will re-open when regular Sunday service begins again.
Our library is free to church members. We always need books. You can donate your Christian books every Sunday.