Book Review: The Last Lessons of Christ: Living by Faith in an Age of Despair by Andrew Gilmore and Daniel Sweet (four stars)
“Your attitude is the driving force for kingdom-centric living. You must develop a sacrificial, selfless disposition to make an impact on the world.”
A better-than-average study based on the next-to-the-last week of Jesus’s life, as reported in the Gospel of Luke. Gilmore and Sweet take the chapter apart in (mostly) chronological order to show how Jesus was preparing his disciples for his coming death. And the start of their ministry.
“But too many Christians believe faith ends at salvation when it’s just the beginning. You’re called to walk in faith daily.”
Each chapter is a stand-alone lesson, which encourages readers to read one then meditate on it for a day or a week.
“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” St. Francis of Assisi
Lots of good references and quotes.
“Few of us will have to face martyrdom, but God is calling us daily to walk in faith, to live in step with the Spirit, to do something uncomfortable for the sake of the kingdom.”