Thursday, February 19, 2015
This review is for the book "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down" by Tony Merida. Merida's purpose in writing this book is to help turn sensationalism back into ordinary Christianity. He speaks of not having to rely on shock and awe for our faith, but in acts of service. He points out (rightfully so) that people right now are drawn to things like mega churches, scandals, and huge conferences. But the Christian needs to focus on things like making sure the widows are taken care of, the fatherless find homes, and the single moms are provided for. And through these ordinary acts, we can turn the world upside down.
The book really focused on orphans - adoption and foster care. At the same time, though, Merida admitted that not everyone is led to participate in these things. I think he is simply trying to get readers to focus on the simple things we can do in our communities to reach others for Christ.
I enjoyed this book and the writing of the author and I recommend it for those who are searching for ways to reach out in "ordinary" ways.
Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.