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Posted August 9, 2013
"What happens when you discover you're more like Jesus than
"What happens when you discover you're more like Jesus than you think?" is one of the main questions that Jonathan Martin asks in this book. Because the subject matter is of interest to me, I was prepared to enjoy this book - and was definitely not disappointed. Nor will you be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What would it look like to live in your true identity as God's creation, his sons and daughters? To be completely free to be who He created you to be, to have your identity defined in and by Him, not your stuff, your job, or what others say you should be and do? These questions and many more are discussed and answered in this book.
I find it's usually a bit of a challenge to review and fully do justice in describing a non-fiction book, as they typically combine so many factors - stories, real-life examples and illustrations, practical application - this book certainly does that and more - and I find that what I might share with you now can't communicate the richness and flavor found here. What I can tell you is that a) Mr. Martin's style of writing appeals to my sense of humor and communication style....broad enough that I bet it will speak to you as well; and b) if you have ever attended a church, any church, and found yourself a tiny bit or wholly dissatisfied, left wanting, whatever....you will especially enjoy "Letter to a Ravaged Bride" at the end.
Get it. Read it. Chew on it for a while. I for one am glad I didn't check this one out of the library but have it on my iPad to re-read and share. :)
Posted July 20, 2013
Love the way this book was written. It had a fresh perspective o
Love the way this book was written. It had a fresh perspective on being close to Jesus. Martin is awesome at painting the picture of the people Jesus hangs out with, and loves. ALL kinds of people. I love his childhood stories and his frankness.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2013
What a relatable authentic testimony. Like the boy on the bi
What a relatable authentic testimony.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Like the boy on the bike, I was the little girl who dance to the lyrics and rhythms of Godspell. He was sewing His Word into my heart molding, folding, and making me into the woman He desires for me to step out and be. Now, in my adulthood, I long to reconnect with God like the innocent little girl I once was. Before I knew grandparents died, boys broke hearts, and words left wounds that last a lifetime. I long to live out the new life, the prototype Christ modeled for broken humanity.
The reader will long to visit Mr. Martin's church. A place for 'dreamers, liars, and misfits' The mantra of my own testimony a dream of life as it once was, a life that can never be, a life God can make into more than I as a sinful individual can ask or imagine. The reader will long for a church like this that reaches out to a broken world, meeting in a broken place (a rundown mall), and meeting broken people right were they are.
Prototype is a story of love and encountering the wildness of the Holy Spirit, experiencing the sadness of reality, and journeying into a whole new unrealized intersection. Reclaim Jesus as one's own Beloved.
Prototype is about living out one's own faith one step at a time. Living in freedom and believing in Him. Jesus is real and He is with us. Need a fresh awakening. Want more from a church than just Sunday mornings, the image of perfection, suits and ties. Let true brokenness and revelation lead to real healing.
I received this book free from Tyndale.
Posted May 14, 2013
This book has been such a help to me. I don't think I ever truly
This book has been such a help to me. I don't think I ever truly grasped how much God loved me even before I ever did a thing for Him. I feel such a relief in knowing that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While I don't want to be in the "wilderness," I now see that when I'm there it's a great time to grow in intimacy with my Creator. I highly recommend this and hope Pastor Martin continues to write!