Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Nudge ~ Review

About the Author:

Currently the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Madison, NJ, and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, Portland, Oregon, Leonard Sweet has been Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Theological School at Drew University for five years. Author of more than two hundred articles, over twelve hundred published sermons, and dozens of books, Sweet is the primary contributor (along with his wife Karen Elizabeth Rennie) to the web-based preaching resource Sweet has held distinguished lectureships at various colleges, universities, and seminaries and has presented academic papers before major professional societies. The founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, Sweet is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, state conventions, pastors’ schools, and retreats.

About the Book:

Brace Yourself. This book is set to revolutionize your understanding of evangelism. That revolution stands to affect not just your everyday habits, including encounters you have with other people, but the very roots of your faith, the range of our mission, and the limits of your freedom.

In the tradition of The Gospel According to Starbucks, this groundbreaking book dares to ask: Instead of bringing people to Jesus, how about joining Jesus in what He is already doing?

Author Leonard Sweet challenges you to use all five senses to interect with God and others. Nudge will remind you that for God to do something through us, God must be doing something in us.

My Review:

I am BIG on listening to the Holy Spirits prompting (nudges) !! I will be the first to confess I have failed miserably at times but there are also those times that I completely obeyed and WOW to watch what God does and being a part is sooo amazing!

In Nudge, Sweet teaches how to apply each of our 5 senses in a spiritual way! I have never even considered this way of Evangelism but am Amazed and Inspired by this! I've been known to pray that I have Ears to hear what the Spirit is saying or eyes to see what the Spirit shows me on that particular day but I don't recall ever asking to smell, taste, or touch Spiritually!
Sweet has some really awesome thoughts, and this is the type of book that you will want to take notes from or highlight and then go back and read it so that you "get it all" in! I highly recommend this book and am so thankful to have this in my Library.
I believe according to the statement above that says "This revolution stands to affect not just our everyday habits, but the very roots of our faith and the range of our mission" pretty much says it all! Nudge is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page!

Heart of a Bookworm gives Nudge ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥!!!

Thank you B&B media for allowing me a complimentary issue in return for my humble review.

NUDGE: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There
by Leonard Sweet ~


Denise said...

Nice review.

Annette said...

Great review! I have this book and am reading it for review as well.

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