Gossip and the Gospel
People love to gossip and many Christians donÃ¢ÂÂt want to consider it a real, serious sin. Gossip isnÃ¢ÂÂt just Ã¢ÂÂtalkingÃ¢ÂÂ about someone; it involves slander and slurs, as well as the bitter roots that result from gossip. We deceive ourselves into thinking weÃ¢ÂÂre not gossiping when weÃ¢ÂÂre Ã¢ÂÂjust relating information,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂletting someone know about anotherÃ¢ÂÂs situation,Ã¢ÂÂ or the even more insidious Ã¢ÂÂletting you know how to pray for so-and-so.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂGossip and the GospelÃ¢ÂÂ is full of scriptures and exposes the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep gossiping and ruining otherÃ¢ÂÂs lives. I learned about the sin of gossip and its aspects and ramifications, including exposing the lie in my own life that itÃ¢ÂÂs OK to gossip under the guise of Ã¢ÂÂletting me know how to pray for so-and-so.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂGossip and the GospelÃ¢ÂÂ is even more essential now because the Internet runs rampant with gossip, lies, and slander. We need to look seriously at our own hearts and repent of this sin, and this book will help people like you and me do just that.
January 29, 2013
Essential book for the modern Church
Gossip and the Gospel is all about exposing an epidemic in the Church.
The world has their share of gossips, but shamefully the Church is chock full of it. This audio book scripturally dissects the nature and different aspects of gossip, and exposes the lies and excuses we use to justify treating other people in such an unloving and sinful way.
The book also shows the remedy for people who genuinely want to repent of this sin by way of the cross that Jesus longs to work in each of our lives. One example is that we like to talk about other people because it makes us feel more righteous than we actually are. It is a way to use others in order to lift ourselves up. What an unloving Hell worthy sin we are all guilty of! May we all come to repentance by the sufferings of the cross, and learn how to love our neighbors by the Holy Spirit's teaching and leading! May we stop trying to lift ourselves up, and humble ourselves before the living God!
James 4:10-12 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. Don't criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
December 12, 2012
Speaking the Truth in Love
I feel this book held a lot of truth about gossipping, slandering, and other similiar sins. It was very scripturally based. However, I don't feel this book is for everyone. The author has a very direct, harsh tone in his writing, which made it hard for me to continue reading. It wasn't that he wasn't speaking truth, it just felt like he wasn't speaking it in love. If you like receiving truth in a rough and direct way, this book is prolly for you. But if a lack of gentleness and mercifulness offends you, I wouldn't read this book.
August 6, 2012