Frank Viola has come out with his new book, Revise Us Again: Living from a Renewed Christian Script. Not a difficult book to read, but it has a great feel to it. It really feels as if your sitting down with someone and chatting over a cup of coffee. It's a nice change to some of the deep theological books where you have to constantly be thinking of the content and questions. That's not to say that this book doesn't make you think. Viola calls us to revisit and revise the script that we've been living our lives by. With all the advances in technology, all kinds of churches, all kinds of teachings, all kinds of books, cultural influences, etc., the way we're told to live our lives can become distorted. It's easy to go along with the next great idea, but it may not be the way that God calls us to live. Viola calls for us to return to the only script worth living by; the Word of God. This books makes you look into your heart and your relationship with the Lord, then revise those things that don't match up with the teachings of Jesus. The way we are to live our lives is found in the pages of the Word of God and how Jesus lived. I love Viola's transparency, as he writes this about the book, "I'm simply sharing some of the discoveries I've made in my own personal struggles and challenges as a follower of Jesus Christ." He doesn't say that it's going to be easy, but it's something that needs to be done. I believe there is something in this book for every believer. It's a call to come back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; we're called to be Christ-like and live like Jesus did. These are the areas that Viola tackles in this book; Revising the Lord's Voice, Revising Christianeze, Revising Christian Code Language, Revising Our Semantics, Revising Our Message, Revising Our Awareness of the Diving, Revising Our Attitudes, Revising Our Spiritual Expectations, Revising the Holy Spirit's Ministry, and Revising Our Chief Pursuit.
Special thanks to The B & B Media Group, Inc. and David C. Cook for providing this complimentary book to read and review. You can purchase the book here on amazon.com.