Who Said Following Jesus Was Supposed to Be Safe?

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Dangerous by Chad Bislow and Ted Kluck

In 2005 Caleb Bislow decided safety was overrated. Realizing there is nowhere on earth beyond the reach of God’s love, he became what might be called an “extreme missionary,” traveling to some of the world’s most dangerous and despised places. From warring tribal villages in Africa to red-light districts in Asia to Guatemalan prisons, Caleb witnessed God’s light break through the darkness again and again.
Are you tired of playing it safe? Filled with unforgettable stories of what can happen when men and women completely surrender to God’s lead, Dangerous will help you see how He can use each of us no matter where in the world we are. 
Includes resources to help you get started on your own adventures.” (Description taken from http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/dangerous/342130)

When we became Christians were we told our lives would be easy? Did Jesus say anything about our lives being safe and comfortable?
I don’t think so.

Our lives are changed,  and we live in a society where we’re safe in our homes, going to our comfortable jobs, and living normal lives. Jesus said we were to go out and make disciple among people. Basically, we’re to spread the good news to everyone, even if it’s dangerous to what we’re thinking, and this is a great book about that.

We need to live bold lives for Christ and Caleb shows us through this books what can really happen if we go forth and just trust in Jesus, and the amazing events that happen along the way and what really happens when we live Dangerous  and sold out lives for Christ. We need to be Jesus with Skin on to our Neighbours, friends, family, even if God calls us to go out to another part of the word, we need to take that step of faith.

There is a time though, that we need to stop reading about things and actually ACTING them out in their lives, even if it’s something simple as helping out in your own community, it’s a step of faith. I know my life won’t be the same after reading it, and I don’t think yours will be the same either.

Caleb Bislow jumped off the “cliff” of safety and security in 2005, and since then has been humbled to advance God’s kingdom on every inhabited continent in the world. He is a sought-after speaker through Kingdom Building Ministries. Caleb and his wife, Jessica, and their three children, call Franklin, Nebraska, their home. Learn more at http://www.unusualsoldiers.com.

Ted Kluck is an award-winning author and freelance writer. He has written eight books, and his work has appeared in such places as ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today. He’s also the author of the ebook Jeremy Lin: Faith, Joy, and Basketball. His first book won a Christianity Today Book of the Year award. Ted lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan, with his wife and two sons.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 

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