Sunday, January 3, 2010

My friend, the Revolutionary

I have just finished "Revolutionaries" written by new and upcoming author, and more importantly my friend, Matt Brown. Reading Matt's book was one of the more exciting literary experiences I have ever had! I say that because it is exciting and encouraging as a Christian twenty something living in a post modern era, where all is relative, to see a fellow twenty something stand so strongly on such a reality. A reality that most people no longer believe in. If they do believe in such a reality they don't always allow it to transform their lives. Matt Brown has written an incredible book that takes you on a journey through history starting with the life of Christ. He takes you on a narrative adventure through time as he so powerfully tells the stories of those who allowed Christ to radically change their lives and in turn allowing them to change their world. In a time where the stories seems to grow dim my friend Matt Brown has made them alive again through his passionate story telling and his fervor for history. I think most of you reading will agree that it isn't very often we see someone so young with such insight. Matt touches on some of the most well known "Revolutionaries" in Christian history to some of the most obscure. However, unlike most historians he did not just stop there; he did not stop at simply relaying or transmitting the stories of the saints. In the last chapters he calls his readers to action. He calls out our commonalities: our love for Christ and deep struggles in this life. His words jump off the page with enthusiasm at what God is doing around the world in our time, today, right now. He closes with a call to arms. How can we affect our world, country, city? We are called be the kind of "Revolutionary" our Christ was. We have had some of the best examples throughout history. In closing, I would like to mention that in Hebrews 12:1 Scripture reads, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." To my readers-We are apart of a great work that is connected through time. We are not alone in our work or servitude to Christ. Although at times is may feel as though we are. Thank you Matt Brown for calling to my remembrance all of those who came before me, for encouraging me in what God has directed me to do with my life and for being a radical example of a "Revolutionary!"

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