Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Passion by Louie Giglio
The title of this book can be misleading unless you are familiar with the Passion Movement, which I was not. The Passion Movement is aimed at college-aged adults and apparently has been holding events for years. This book is an anthology of messages from those events, given by Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Christine Caine, and Judah Smith. The common thread through the messages comes from Isaiah 26:8: “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our souls.” The chapters in this book are a call to commitment and to action, seeking God first and foremost. The authors aim their messages at the young, so the references are to youth culture. The writing is a little uneven at times, because some messages were apparently transcribed and come across as a casual address rather than a polished narrative. Even so, the book is good and challenges the reader from the Bible to consider God seriously. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.