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Change the World Anyway September 1, 2013
In the last few months, I can honestly say, Matthew Keller's book is the first one to make me laugh out loud and have to nudge my husband with "listen to this" or "have you ever considered" moments. Matt brings a fresh look to some of the stories we have grown up with. There is an interesting glance into the possible interpersonal relationships and dynamics of the underdogs we view as heroes.
"Every person God used had a justifiable excuse for why he or she couldn't or shouldn't be used by God to accomplish great things."
Looking back, we already know the outcome and how the story will end with the miraculous. Some times it is hard to see just how dark a place the heroes had to come from. We read the words like prison, hiding threshing wheat, if I perish, I perish and we can forget the depth of the emotion behind them.
Just like He knew the outcome of their stories, God knows the outcome of yours and mine.
This was a very enjoyable kick in the pants kind of book.
There is encouragement, focus adjustment and not just motivational talk but motivation from scripture.
Matthew Keller not only will make you laugh and think, but will encourage you to
"Go and Change the World Anyway." And I did geek out a bit with the interactive content/mp3 links for each chapter.There are chapter samples and other resources because Matthew doesn't just want to sell books he wants to see the church and the world CHANGED. Go check it out!
Review by Heather
Matt Keller shows every underdog that God chose people just like them to do his work and change the world.
Have you ever felt like an underdog? Like you don’t have the ability or confidence to pursue your dreams? The Bible is full of ordinary people the world considered underdogs. Yet God chose them to do his work.
In God of the Underdogs, pastor Matt Keller tells his own story of being an underdog as well as the stories of the underdog heroes in Scripture. Men and women like Moses, Esther, King David, Samuel, Joseph, Paul the Apostle, and even Jesus. The stories and scriptures you’ll read will inspire you to face down the excuses holding you back, and you will be free to pursue your destiny as never before!
Maybe you’re thinking, My past is too dark. “But it’s your past,” Matt assures you. God of the Underdogs will show you that the Creator of the universe wants you to accomplish great things for him. He wants to use your life in a way he will use no one else’s. Don’t shrink back from your destiny; lean into it. The Bible says you are a friend of God. Beloved. Highly esteemed. Known. More than conquerors. God sees your potential. It is your inability, not your perfection, that makes you an underdog worth using in God’s eyes. So rise up, underdog! God has a special plan for your life.
|Publication Date||September 3, 2013|