Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian


It seems that Christians often treat the gospel as something only needed by unbelievers. When a person comes to faith, the thinking goes that the gospel has done its job, and now it is up to the believer to finish it by learning how to be better and do better. It's as if getting in is dependent on God through the gospel, but staying in is dependent is up to us.

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian helps us to see the major flaw in that type of thinking in his upcoming book JESUS + NOTHING = EVERYTHING. The book takes on a journey to the heart of our idolatry in trying to find satisfaction in anything other than Jesus. We're all searching for something to give us meaning and satisfaction, but as Tchividjian takes us through the book of Colossians, he shows us that adding anything less than Jesus only leaves grasping for more. Jesus is all we need, and having him frees us from trying to earn God's approval.

Tullian Tchividjian writes with passion and humility as he shares his own journey to discovering that JESUS + NOTHING = EVERYTHING, a journey involving a lot of heartache, yet a lot of hope as well.

The book is a great reminder of what the gospel is truly meant to accomplish in our lives.

I received this book for free from Crossway through NetGalley.com

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