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Book Title: Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last|
Date of issue: November 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9781577782087
The author of the book: D.C. Talk
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 375 KB
Edition: Bethany House Publishers
Read full description of the books Live Like a Jesus Freak: Spend Today as if it Were Your Last:I must admit that I was misinformed whilst debating whether to purchase this book. My good friend, who is also a Christian, kept telling me how good it was, yet he couldn't really explain to me exactly WHY it was good. That made me a little reluctant, but I purchased it anyway, for the fact that I was in the mood for another Christian book. It wasn't until I had gotten home that I discovered that this book was written more as a somewhat day-by-day devotional to keep you pondering the tales of other Christians who stood for Christ in a misfortune of time and place all across the last two-hundred-or-so-years. I thought it was what the book implies: a book simply speaking of Christians who stood for Christ and were practically always killed for it. Nope. Those stories may last up to four pages long, but most of each chapter is a constant strutting over the same message of the tale involved in each chapter, mixed with a Bible story, and then complimented with questions you're supposed to ask yourself. As soon as I finished the first chapter, I had to sigh and just keep going, already realizing what I had gotten myself into with this one. Seventeen bucks had just been flushed for exactly the type of Christian book I was doing my best to avoid that day.
The Bible tells us not to point other Christians out and bash them, but I must admit that I think this book was pitched to DC Talk, notes of Christians who had died for standing for Our Lord included, and asked to write a simple semi-devotional. My point is: this book seems like a money-grabber for DC Talk.
I do not mean to stay so negative in my review, so I'll start mentioning the good for a minute.
An absolute plus for this book are the stories of average human beings standing for the Superior, Jesus Christ, in the worst settings a person could be in. Many of these tales end with a sadness, yet a bright happiness, because we all know these men and women are going to meet glory. However, I still wish these stories weren't so flatly written and short. As I stated before, most of these tales are barely four pages! I believe there was only one that was six pages in total. That's quite a shame, especially with their being more than one book now. See what I mean when I mentioned the book being a money-grubbing sell-out? It has a sequel!
Anyways, I digress.
The writing style is, for the most part, short-and-sweet. Nothing complicated, nothing too simplistic. A fair word would be: okay.
This is a series I definitely will not return to. I'm sorry, but I just cannot deal with a Sunday school lesson every time I want to read about something that has the potential to be truly inspiring.
My rating is a mild two stars to go with the mild writing style of this book.
If you DO check it out, I hope you might find enjoyment within it.
Read information about the authorFormed in 1987 by Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max Smith, DC Talk was one of the most popular bands throughout the 1990's. Together the band has released five studio albums: DC Talk (1989), Nu Thang (1990), Free at Last (1992), Jesus Freak (1995), Supernatural (1998), and Solo (2001). The group unofficially disbanded in 2000, with each member attempting their own solo projects. Ever since, DC Talk has been on hiatus indefinitely, and they have yet to officially break up or reunite.
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