Friday, March 15, 2013
book review: Passion
title: Passion: How Christ's final day changes your every day
author: Mike McKinley
publisher: The Good Book Company
Mike McKinley's book, Passion: How Christ's final day changes your every day, is a book about the cross. Mike reminds us of some of the ways that the cross "is the reality that gives shape to the way Christians should think about every detail of our lives right now". It is a about the present, "about today, and how Christ’s final day transforms our every day."
This is a great little book to use as a devotional (I dislike that word - maybe better, a guide for reflection) during Lent. Mike walks us through the passion passages in Luke's gospel, and leads into some helpful insights and living the cross. The reflection questions at the end of each chapter assist in this process.
One negative comment on this, the last chapter seems a little packed, it might be better split into a couple of chapters - but that is rather minor.
While this is an easy read, it is also well worth taking the time to think deeper with Mike on the cross, especially in the context of a small group. I appreciate that Passion is far more than an historical study, or simply a biblical reflection, but focuses on living out the truth and reality of the gospel today.
I received a Kindle version of this book free from the publisher through the Cross Focused Revews book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.