Thursday, December 29, 2011

Untamed by Lisa Harper

How the Wild Side of Jesus Frees Us to Live and Love with Abandon
Written by Lisa Harper

Through a powerful blend of storytelling and biblical insights, Lisa Harper invites you to engage with the Jesus of the gospels, a person so provocative that no one left an encounter with Him unchanged. Pharisees fumed, paralytics turned cartwheels, and pariahs found love and acceptance.

Come meet the Jesus who is both safe and strong—and learn how this radical Redeemer can liberate you to live and love with abandon.

Includes questions for group discussion or personal reflection.


There is a very deep yearning inside me to be closer to Jesus, to have that unwavering Faith which I so envy in others.  I think it's one of the reasons why the Amish are so fascinating to me, I want to be like them in that relationship with Jesus.

I couldn't have asked for a better book when it comes to helping me along this journey.

The book includes personal testimony from the author’s life and from other people. She uses anecdotes to get the point across, lessons to help us understand and she links it to our normal lives which I absolutely love.  Another one of the things that drew me to it, are the discussion questions at the end of each chapter which include Scriptural references.

Every chapter starts with "Our Savior is......." and I just think that is the cutest thing ever.   For example...."Our Savior is Wildly Compelling........His character enchants, subdues, overwhelms--and with the irresistible impulse of its own sacred attraction it draws your spirit right up to Him - Charles Spurgeon".

You find snippets like these littered throughout the book.  Honestly, I'm a busy mom and I don't have time to sit down with a big book, I am constantly being interrupted by one of the kids or by the time I get around to reading, I'm exhausted and just want to go to sleep, so I found this book was perfect for me to carry around and be able to get through a quick Chapter without having to stop and come back to it later.

If you're looking for a book to nourish your soul, to give you back the faith that you so long for, this is it.  What a wonderful read :)

Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.  All my views and opinions are mine alone.

No comments: