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Wilson’s book will stir churches to live out the power of the gospel with a fervent, genuine zeal. Pastors, church leaders, and all in ministry will be uplifted, emboldened, and empowered by this book.
Do you ever feel like your desire for God is waning? Are you numb to the routine of church? What does it mean to be truly awakened to the wonder of the gospel?
Jared Wilson contends that we must be regularly engaged and engaging others with the good news of the sacrificing, dying, rising, exalted person of Jesus Christ. Wilson reminds us of the death–proof, fail–proof King of kings who is before all things and in all things and holding all things together, and of the Spirit’s power to quicken our hearts and captivate our imaginations. The message of Gospel Wakefulness will make numbness the exception (rather than the norm) and reawaken us to the multifaceted brilliance of the gospel.
I've struggled with some of Jared Wilson's books in the past and thought I'd give him another chance, and go back to one his earliest works that is supposed to be behind much of his writing. I wish I hadn't. In Gospel Wakefulness, Wilson contends that there are two types of Christians: normal ones, and then those who have discovered true brokenness in the gospel, and complete dependence on God -- or "Gospel Wakened Christians". That is a little unfair on Wilson, as he goes out of his way to say again and again that he's not promoting two classes of Christians. Yet the impression that Wilson leaves the reader with is one of gnawing angst as to whether you might be missing out on some vital Christian experience. There are some good pearls in here, his chapter about hyper-spirituality is excellent but the problem is the underlying argument and thrust of the book. It's not ideal to have to look beyond the main point of the book to benefit from it. I could not in good conscience recommend this book to any new Christian. It's Galatian.
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