Saturday, July 1, 2017

Book Review: Strange Days by Mark Sayers

If you have watched the news, read the newspaper, and look on social media, you will soon realize that our world is out of control. Terrorist attacks, unacceptable election results, people walking out of graduation ceremonies because they don't agree with the speakers views, and the list goes on and on. What are Christians suppose to do these days? How are they suppose to live? Do we run and hide?

Mark Sayers addresses how Christians are suppose to live in these days, in his latest book, Strange Days. The subtitle of the book is most appropriate, "Life in the Spirit in a Time of Upheaval." Sayers starts off with how did the world get so chaotic. When did it start> Some people might be pointing the finger, but the truth is the world has always been a chaotic place ever since the Fall. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden, this world became corrupted by sin. We see that pattern continue throughout the pages of the Bible and throughout history.

Next, Sayers looks at where chaos continues. He says that every culture tries to put some sort of religious structure in society. We also see how individualism has crept into society to make it all about me. Terrorism has played a part in the chaos of our world. Now these days, you cannot simply go to concert without wondering if something is going to blow up.

Finally, Sayers looks at how the church should respond. The church should not hide their heads in the sand. We should be living life in the Spirit. The church should move forward despite the threats against it whether from the culture or a group planning to kill them. The church should continue to live in community and fighting against the flesh. The church should be always standing for the truth no matter the cost.

Overall, this was an excellent book. Sayers is a good author with good insight. I recommend this book to all who are fearful for the days ahead.

Thanks Moody Publishers for letting me review this book.

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