Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Dirty God by Johnnie Moore

In his book "Dirty God," Johnny Moore starts out with a beautiful, telling story of his encounter with a leper society. His tale segues into what seems to promise to be a masterful book about the God who loves sinful humans and offers them the gift of grace. A God who isn't afraid to use man, even in man's faults and mistakes.

And Moore's first few chapters meet that promise full-on. As Moore progresses, however, his thoughts become more and more material that I've heard before in a million ways. Maybe it's a message that needs to be heard again. The world needs Christians who are willing to act on their faith. But Moore's book did just become another encouragement to be like Jesus and be His hands to the weak and helpless.

It's a good message, but it wasn't what I expected. I wanted more Biblical details on specific ways God used man despite his faults and on specific ways Jesus became "dirty." Guess that will have to wait for another book.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review of it.

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