I've Had it All Wrong | Posted August 15, 2012
I'll keep this brief so you'll have more time to start reading this book. I'm very critical of all I read, and I rarely give anything a rave review or a total 5 stars. This book is 100% a 5 star book and will rock your world and heart.
Leonard Sweet is an amazing speaker. I've had the privilege of hearing him many times at the NWLC throughout the years. This is the first time I've picked up a book of his and let me tell you.... it was an incredible journey.
This book is smart and theological, yet it doesn’t speak to the head. It speaks to the heart. Many Christians (like myself) totally get the point of the faith: love God, love others. We get that worship, discipleship, and service are critical and crucial parts of being a Christian. I would dare say most Christians strive to make those three elements a serious part of their faith.
But here’s the rub: we have missed the person of Jesus. We have missed the relationship.
Everything about loving God and loving others revolves around what Sweet calls ‘GodLife’ relationships. Throughout this book I discovered that those with the strongest relationships with God were those who didn’t blindly follow a law but engaged in dialogue with God, often questioning Him, arguing with Him, or even attempting to change his mind. God desires a real relationship with us that is intense. It isn’t about fearlessly following a law but following a leader.
I challenge anyone to dive into this book and not evaluate all they believe and who they currently are as a Christian.