REVIVE US AGAIN: Living From A Renewed Christian Script by Frank Viola
Published by David C.Cook
This book was nothing that I expected it to be. I was thinking it would deal more with the old-time ‘revive us again’ mentality, that tended to give the local church a temporary reviving. This book deals more with us as individual Christians, changing the way we do and say things. Thus living by a different script. There are 10 different areas that the writer feels we need to change in our lives. There is nothing really profound here but areas where we all have maybe felt or questioned the reasons we do and say certain things.
One example is filling in the words, “The Lord told me” this or that which usually ends up God getting the blame for something He actually had nothing to do with.
Or when we say, “Let me pray about that” which is usually just a way to postpone a decision or to get out of something I do not want to do.
I appreciated the authors emphasis upon making sure Jesus is magnified in all that is said and done and though this book addresses Christians as individuals he does not fail to emphasize that as Christians we are part of the body and if we fail to live and connect with other parts of that body we fail to properly represent Christ.
He says, “…I’ve met believers who had their own private walks with the Lord. They never knew Christian community, yet they had an extremely strong devotional life. Every person who fit that bill was lopsided in some arena of their lives. The reason? They didn’t avail themselves of the balancing and tempering of the body.”
The writer gets his points across in 168 pages of easy reading. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.