Taking a Serious God Seriously by James Perry
Perry, James. Taking a Serious God Seriously. Chipley: Theocentric Publishing, 2011. 196 pp. $12.95. Purchase at Amazon and for Kindle for less.
I have reviewed a couple of books by James Perry in the past and have found them to all be good reads. James has served as a pastor for a few decades and now spends his time getting beat on Words With Friends and pulpit supplying for various congregations when the need arises. All in all, he is a fun guy who lives by the title of this book.
Divided into fourteen chapters over 196 pages, James offers the reader a look at the world around us from the perspective of a God-fearing man. The entire work points us to the inevitable return of Jesus Christ. He warns of those Christians who mock the Lord with their trivial messages and business approach to the gospel and the church. His entire book is an apologetic for the necessity and urgency of sharing the gospel with any and all who will listen…even with those who will not listen but will hear.
Written by a man who does fear the Lord, Perry offers a mature look at the world around us and interprets what is happening in light of the Scriptures. While one many disagree with his eschatology, that is not the point of this work. The point is, the world is truly going to hell in a basket and we as believers in Christ know the cure. Unfortunately, we do not take it serious enough as often as we should. James sets out to rectify this problem. His chapters are succinct and thought provoking and deserving of your attention.
For those who like to read the newspaper and attempt to play the game of finding the news in the Bible, then this book is for you. James will challenge you to see the world as a mission field and that God will be coming in judgment before we know it. I commend this book for your consideration. On the Kindle it is only $5.99 and worth your time.