Bethany House Publishers provided a complimentary copy of R.T. Kendall's book, Unashamed to Bear His Name, in exchange for an honest review. This book provides a great historical background of martyrs and those believers who have suffered for their passionate belief in Jesus Christ. Today, as many Western believers, we have the luxury of believing as we choose with little stigma. The suffering that has blazed a trail to our freedom is mostly lost on us. Kendall captures his passion for his Lord's name. It is contagious. The greatest question posed to us is: What are we willing to die for?
Kendall recalls his own embarrassing moments that have led to a stronger, unabashed faith. It was not as if he were researching only secondhand accounts, using his own experience led to more credibility. The Pilot Lights ministry Kendall began as senior minister of Westminster Chapel in London was very inspiring. It shows what God can accomplish when we humble ourselves to be his servants.
I cannot really say enough for this book. His theological points are made eloquently and pointedly. Unashamed to Bear His Name will capture your attention and engage your mind in the foreword by Dr. Michael Youssef. It is amazing the dialogue that took place between me and the book within 201 pages. It is a hearty, meaty read without being dull and overwhelming.
In today's current secularized society believers will begin to find the scandal of the Gospel becoming more stigmatized. Where do we stand with? Where does our passion and allegiance lie? As you read Unashamed to Bear His Name, more than likely you will be asking yourself such questions. If R.T. Kendall accomplishes his mission through this book, you will embrace the stigma of the Gospel and freely proclaim His name.
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