Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 10, 2012

Are you a second generation Christian seeking a real relationship with God?

Do you own your faith or are you coasting along on the coattails of your parents bored with it all?  Daniel Darling hammers out a powerful response to second generation Christians who are searching for a fresh spark in their relationship with God.

A lot of second generation Christians know the truth but don’t live it out either because they don’t want to or because the Christian life has been poorly modeled.  Darling, in his book “Real”, teaches in easy to understand concepts and examples how Christians can own their own faith and have an intimate relationship with God.

Each chapter follows with a conversation with a pastors, ministry leader and/or their children that further enlighten the concepts he has presented in that chapter.  It’s not another do this and you will find intimacy book.  It is a practical book which opens the door to God’s joy if only you will look inside God’s heart.

My favorite chapter was “Chucking Your Checklists”.  God isn’t looking for another Pharisee trying to prove our worth to Him by obeying a set of rules.  The Christian life is not about jumping the bar someone else has imposed.  It’s about embracing God’s standards as a means of grace so we can experience intimacy with Christ.  The conversation with Trevin Wax helped me understand that sometimes I see myself as following Christ when really I’m just another Pharisee seeking approval.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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