It's rare when a book - especially one written as a narrative/memoir - doesn't click with me.
But unfortunately, that was the case with Dirty God: Jesus In the Trenches.
I really tried. Author Johnnie Moore has an interesting writing style.The concept and the description captured my attention. Unfortunately, he just didn't keep me engaged.
I guess the book wasn't what I thought. I tried reading several chapters and I just didn't want to finish it.
So, here's the deal. Just because I didn't like it, doesn't mean you won't. I've read reviews. Others find Moore's writing engaging and thought provoking.I'm just not one of them - at least right now.
It might just be what you are looking for, to challenge your faith and ideas. Maybe this is the type of book you want to read with a small group - so you can digest it together. Who knows. but for now, I'm staying neutral on this book.
About This Book
In Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches, Johnnie Moore draws on both Scripture and his extensive experience with other cultures and religions to show how the God of the Bible is unique in his willingness to be near us in all of our messiness. Moore outlines the central importance of the doctrine of grace while introducing readers to a humble and human Jesus who reaches out to us at our worst and pulls us up to our best.
Grace, Moore argues, is something that is both gotten and given, and the two-part structure of the book allows readers to explore both of these dynamics. By offering hope rather than condemnation and showing the practical applications of grace in today’s world, Dirty God will appeal to both the committed Christian and the spiritual seeker looking for a more authentic faith. Challenging and engaging, Dirty God is sure to establish Johnnie Moore as an emerging voice for Millennial and Gen-X evangelicals for years to come.
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Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by BookSneeze, a review division of Thomas Nelson. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried
about this detail.