The chapter on love was, by far, one of the best I have read on the subject. It is relevant and full of practical application from the Beatitudes. Written as a reflection of his heart and life, it is not a formula-based manual. In his last chapter, he sums up the reason he desires relearning Jesus: “Why do I pursue this? Because I long for my faith experience to leave me feeling what I felt when I saw that one-dollar bill suddenly become a twenty: amazed by the magic, left in disbelief when Jesus uses me, and embarrassed every time I miss an opportunity.”
In the past few months, I’ve read with great earnest contemporary authors like Steven James, Jarrett Stevens, and Craig Groeschel. Like the others, Matthew Paul Turner is certainly one of Christianity’s refreshing voices. I will continue to read and reflect on his musings while looking for the magic.Pick up a copy here for 20% off.
Review by Dale Lewis, of Hope EFC in Oakdale, MN