Title: Jesus: Pure & Simple
Author: Wayne Cordeiro
It’s Time to Get Back to Jesus, Pure and Simple
Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions? Like you’ re overwhelmed with various programs and ministries, or with studying the steps to good parenting or the best ways to share Jesus with your neighbors? These are all good things, but even good things can sometimes take us away from our number one responsibility–knowing Jesus better.Wayne Cordeiro shares how to focus on the One who matters most and take part in the joy and fulfillment that He brings. But he also teaches how this leads to selflessness, a true love for others, and effective ministry. It will, in fact, change how you see the world around you.
When you focus on Christ, everything else falls into place. Your relationships. Your job. Your church. Your mission. It’s all placed in the hands of Jesus, pure and simple.Here’s something refreshing: a pure and simple devotion to Christ. Sounds wonderfully inviting, doesn’t it?
And the good news is that it’s not about doing more or doing less. Because God created you in His image, the more you become like Jesus, the more you become the person you were created to be. It is in Him that you actually find fulfillment, not in religious activities (as good as they may be) or in serene settings that give you a needed respite from your harried workplace. He is not the rest from our labors. He is the rest in our labors.
“A promise remains of entering His rest” (Hebrews 4:1). It’s the rest of a child close to his mother. It’s the rest that comes when we are near the one we love. It’s the rest we find when we are walking through unfamiliar surroundings with a guide who knows the way.
The closer you get to Jesus, the more at home you will feel in this journey. God designed it that way. –Wayne Cordeiro
This book is about having Jesus as the center of your life. How to have is the center focus of even our everyday lives. How everything works out for the better good if we just allow ourselves to trust Him and follow where he leads.
Not having read the whole book as it is a lot to chew on at once, but from what I have read in it, it has made me to think deeply about how much I actually focus on myself and other things and not on Jesus who should always be my entire focus.
I want to finish this book as soon as possible as time will allow me to. If you ever need to quite your mind down and refocus this is the book to read.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.