If you’re looking for a good book to read, I just finished one by Greg Gilbert called What is the Gospel.

Paul declares in his letter to the Romans, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

As Christians, this verse just makes you wanna shout (in a southern country accent) “Ameen! Hallelujer!” And that’s awesome! But at the same time.. Do we really believe and live this verse out? Do we really spend time meditating on the core truths of the Gospel and then carving out time to be intentional with our families, friends or the girl we run into at Starbucks twice a week?
It can be so disheartening to see in the Church and even in my life personally, how much time we can spend trying to make ourselves look more like the world rather than making the most of our brief life by sharing the hope of our Savior with the world!

Last year, when I went to South East Asia, it really sank into my heart just how precious the Gospel is.. Christian, you have been entrusted with the greatest news in the universe! How can we let a day go by and not once say anything to anybody about Jesus?? How can we suppress the value of this insanely, remarkable news and cling to worthless, temporary things that distract us from what God is calling the Church to do? (namely, making His glory known and spreading his Gospel to the ends of the Earth.)

So, I encourage you.. Get’cha a cold glass of sweet tea, grab some shade (put down your iphone!!) and enjoy this book that I highly recommend :)