Book Review: The Jesus You Can’t Ignore

July 24, 2010

I recently finished read John MacArthur’s book “The Jesus You Can’t Ignore” and must say it was a hard book to put down.  In a world of political correctness and subject tap-dancing, it was a refreshing look at the subject most mainstream Christians tend to avoid: Christian Confrontation.

The book does a great job of explaining the need for Christians to confront those in the world who need it.  In many of my posts on this blog regarding confrontation, I have received the barrage of emails saying things like, “Jesus was a pacifist” or “love the sinner hate the sin.’  MacArthur cuts right to the heart of the matter by looking solely at Christ’ example by looking at who he directly confronted in His ministry: the proud Pharisees and Sadducees.

In addition to providing solid examples and Scriptural support, MacArthur also spends a great deal of time explaining a lot of the history surrounding the environment of Jesus’ day.  After reading this book, I have a clearer understanding of the “Rules of Engagement” as well as a better understanding for the need for confrontation in some settings to provide growth.

I would highly recommend reading this book.  Get it today.

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About the Writer:

Trent Cotton has spent a number of years in management and business consulting. After spending some time in the field, he joined the HR department, beginning in recruiting and eventually serving as the Department Head of HR for one of the major lines of business. With such a varied background, he works to bring all of these together to help churches and other Christian organizations incorporate some common business practices into their ministries to enable them to better serve the Kingdom. He currently works for SourcePointe, an HR Outsourcing Agency while continuing to own and operate Christian Management Consulting as a ministry. In his free time, he also writes a lot on Church Development as a Church Consultant.

As a husband and father of three, Trent Cotton has a passion surrounding the role Christian Men are to play in their families, communities, churches and businesses. This particular blog is dedicated to helping men take back the role that we have lost in society.


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