In Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches, Johnnie Moore draws on both Scripture and his extensive experience with other cultures and religions to show how the God of the Bible is unique in his willingness to be near us in all of our messiness. Moore outlines the central importance of the doctrine of grace while introducing readers to a humble and human Jesus who reaches out to us at our worst and pulls us up to our best.
Grace, Moore argues, is something that is both gotten and given, and the two-part structure of the book allows readers to explore both of these dynamics. By offering hope rather than condemnation and showing the practical applications of grace in today’s world, Dirty God will appeal to both the committed Christian and the spiritual seeker looking for a more authentic faith. Challenging and engaging, Dirty God is sure to establish Johnnie Moore as an emerging voice for Millennial and Gen-X evangelicals for years to come.
|About the Contributor(s)||
Johnnie Moore is an author and humanitarian whose adventures have taken him to more than two-dozen nations. He’s worked with genocide victims in Bosnia and Rwanda, established a sustainable agricultural project in Zimbabwe, visited the world’s largest refugee camps, and on five different occasions has worked in places that were later bombed by Islamic extremists. He is currently focused on providing immediate assistance through the Cradle Fund (www.cradlefund.org).
|Release Date||Jan 1, 2013|
- Review by Crystal
I am not a theologian. I have not gone to school to study the Bible. While I spend time studying the word in my own way pretty much every day I know there are way too many people who could run circles around me any day. I find by reading books about Christ I gain the perspective of another. I see new attributes about Jesus I have previous missed. If the book is good and the theology aligns with scripture I can usually say that I grow closer to my God. I can say Dirty God did just this for me. So I’m not a super scholar on the Bible. I’m just me.
This book met me right where I am. It held my attention with a presentation and language style that was understandable and captivating. It digs deep enough into scripture that I was challenged. But not so much that I glazed over lost in a world my brain cannot comprehend. I cannot say there is anything earth shatteringly new here, even to me. But even so it challenged me to rethink my walk with Christ. It made me ask myself if I am living up to the ideals that I hold true to my heart?
I’d certainly recommend this book to new and old believers alike.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 2/7/13)
- Review by Daniel
Moore uses a warm narrative style that invites to take part in his stories, which took place in exotic origins. His insights to God are solid theologically and supported biblically. However, Moore makes sure to moderate his words to supply the most potent lessons that are applicable to our lives—keeping our attention for the most part. On the other hand, his introduction seems to be a but draggy, though it kept my attention, due to his sharing of personal experiences in India. (Posted on 12/20/12)