We live in a day where there is so much tension in our world. There are growing economic differences among people. There are terrorist bombings, movie theater shootings, droughts, fires, There is also an increasing racial divide occurring. On top of all that, Christians are increasingly being misrepresented in our culture as “haters”. Many Christians are also increasingly giving in to the temptations of our culture and compromising and turning away from an obedient lifestyle and faithfulness to their God. These are certainly trying times.
“Whatever the Cost” by David and Jason Benham is a must read. I am not only endorsing it on this blog, but will be recommending it friends and family in private conversations. It is that good. It is that relevant to the troubling times in which we live.
Written in an enjoyable and easy to read style, the Benham brothers recount their story of being high-strung young boys, ambitious and star high school and college athletes (eventually, both of them making the pros in baseball), to becoming successful businessmen.
Their story, which could be better characterized as His-story, illustrates an all out commitment to following Jesus Christ and obedience to the principles found in the Bible. In that commitment to walking with God are great lessons of depending on Him through difficult times. They also share in a transparent way, their times of making poor decisions, yet their graciousness in recognizing God’s loving corrective involvement in turning them from the errors of their ways. They also share their humility in being successful and their desires to do more for the Kingdom of God.
I could go on and on with positive things to say about this practical “living out the Christian faith” book and will be referencing it a lot in future posts, but for now, let me encourage you, Christian brother and sister, read this book. You will be glad you did.