Months ago Jefferson Bethke recommended this book to his following on social media, so I hurried off to one of my favorite places ever, Barnes & Noble, (#nerdalert) and purchased it right away. Mostly because I admire the Bethke’s and greatly respect their opinions, but also because the subtitle, “Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World” caught my attention and tugged on my heart. You know when you hear something and it resonates with you and you just can’t shake it? That’s exactly what I’m talking about.
If you’re a bookworm like me, you may struggle with being bombarded by so many “must reads.” I offer no excuse or reason besides prioritizing other great reads as the explanation for why it wasn’t until today, while flying from Chicago to Philadelphia, that I finally ended up reading it; a book I felt so strongly and excited about, #Struggles. I was entranced by Groeschel’s words throughout my flight (well, when I wasn’t napping that is) and during our layover. Let it be known- this book WRECKED me.
Call it narcissism, vanity, or just plain old full of myself: I contribute to our self(ie)-centered world.
I want to find the discipline, by the power that raised Christ from the dead and now lives in me, to just be still.