Craig Greenfield’s Subversive Jesus is a fast-paced memoir interspersed with examinations of some of the teachings of Jesus. The story is one that is hard to put down and calls the reader to personal examination. How do I implement Jesus’ teachings in my own life?
Greenfield takes the reader into his family's journey of living among the poor in Cambodia and Canada, where a small group of believers lived intentionally to know and love the people who are often forgotten. I was engaged in his story the whole way through.
As I read the book, I had two main thoughts running through my mind. Wow, I could never do that (living in a slum, having people detox from drugs on my couch). And, How important and necessary this work is. As I got into the book, I was battling guilt that my own life does not reflect a radical love for the poor. However, I knew that Greenfield was not calling everyone to live exactly as he had done, but rather to seek out how we are each called to live with justice, mercy, and faithfulness in our particular situations, as brokenness surrounds each of us.
Subversive Jesus is an excellent read that I can readily recommend.
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