March 7, 2016

Book Review: Revise Us Again

Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script, by Frank Viola is a book that discusses the Christian lifestyle.  The author compares the Christian life to living a script and shares how to revise that script.

Revise Us Again focuses on what the Viola considers to be “ten specific areas where many of us are in need of revising,” according to pages 10 and 11.  He continues to write on page 11, “In much of this, I’m simply sharing some of the discoveries I’ve made in my own personal struggles and challenges as a follower of Jesus Christ.  So I hope you will find this book to be challenging, inspiring, and encouraging all at the same time.”

These ten specific areas are discussed in ten chapters: God’s Three-Fold Speaking (Revising the Lord’s Voice), The Lord Told Me (Revising Christianeze), Let Me Pray About It (Revising Christian Code Language), Spiritual Conversational Styles (Revising Our Semantics), What’s Wrong with Our Gospel (Revising Our Message), Captured by the Same Spirit You Oppose (Revising Our Attitudes), The God of Unseen Endings (Revising Our Spiritual Expectations), Stripping Down to Christ Alone (Revising the Holy Spirit’s Ministry), and Your Christ is Too Small (Revising Our Chief Pursuit), as well as a bonus chapter, the Afterword, titled The Three Gospels.

With a primary focus on the author’s personal experiences, there are scripture verses included throughout the book.  Even though most of the content is quite firmly based on Christian values, there are some parts that tend to allow the readers to interpret the author’s meaning.  This leads me to be unable to fully recommend this book, but it’s still worth reading.  While this book is readable by anyone, keep in mind that it’s geared more towards Christian readers.

Note: I received this book from B and B Media, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment