Do you struggle to know how to be like Jesus? Do you wonder if you’re living for Him? Do you have questions about beliefs of the Christian faith? Do you long to be more like Jesus, but feel powerless to become like Him?
If the answer to any of those is yes, then you need to read Randy Frazee’s book, Think, Act, Be Like Jesus. This is a companion book to his book, Believe.
Think, Act Be Like Jesus is a perfect blending of challenging, encouraging, and smacks on the forehead. I’ve learned new things, thought new thoughts, but I also have had my eyes opened to things I knew, but wasn’t doing. I’ve said “duh” more than a few times, and even more often while reading I found myself saying, “huh. I never thought of that before. But it’s truth!”
The Bible teaches us that we are all called to be, to live like Jesus. This is for our own growth, and the growth of His church, and the edification of believers so we can reach a hurting world for Him and His glory. To this end, each believer must ask themselves three questions,
- What do I believe,
- What should I do? and
- Who/what am I becoming?
This book can help us answer those questions. Divided into three main sections, Belief, Practice and Virtue. It addresses 10 core beliefs of the believer. Beliefs that are foundational to new life in Christ. Next it addresses 10 core Practices that should characterize the believer, and finally 10 core Virtues that show the world the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Randy Frazee is the senior minister at Oak HIlls Church in San Antonio, Texas. Oak HIlls is one of the largest churches in America, where Randy teaches and leads inpartnership with pastor and author, Max Lucado. A leader and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community. Randy is the architect of The Story church engagement campaign. He is the author of The Heart of the Story, The connecting Church 2.0, and The Christian Life Profile Assessment Workbook. He also coauthored Real Simplicity with his wife, Rozanne.
(I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for the purpose of reviews. All opinions are my own.)