My son and daughter really like TobyMac, so I thought this would be a great book to read and pass on to them. It is filled with inspiring stories that create a desire for each of us to make a difference in the world. There's quite a variety in the stories, both old and new. I liked the quotes from other Christians and scriptures that were sprinkled throughout each chapter, as well as the "blog entries" by TobyMac - each adding depth to the topics. Prayers are included too. The sections correspond to lines from the popular song CITY ON OUR KNEES by TobyMac . We can all be used by God to make a difference and this book is a good reminder. Be inspired! This would be great as a devotional for teens as well.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers free for review. The opinions are my own.
At first glance, this book would be a perfect for Christmas present for your favourite high school student in your life. Picking up the book, flipping through the pages you see it is filled with short stories of past and present people who have stood up and made a difference, photos, and inspirational quotes.
Based on his song "City on our Knees", Toby Mac's book draws you in and challenges you to take a step out of your comfort zone and allow God to use you where you are at.
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My eyes welled up with tears many times throughout the course of the book, City On Our Knees, written by well known songwriter and performer Toby Mac. The stories in this book, written similar to the famous 'chicken soup' writing style are certainly inspiring.
The author tells of his desire to bring all Christians together, working for the good of the kingdom, and he writes to challenge us all to get out of our comfort zone, to go deeper right where we are and find what we can do to minister to Gods people. Toby Mac writes from the heart, and you can sense his passion for ministering with love to people in need.
This book will motivate you to go and do...I would recommend this book and give this book 4 1/2 stars. Well done! I was given this book by Bethany House Publishers for purpose of review
Grammy and Dove Award winning artist TobyMac has produced a book based on his hit song, City on Our Knees. This book is not about how to make a difference, but it is a collection of stories from people all over the world who are making a difference. These stories are from people from long ago to the here and now.
This is a great book to give to teenagers because there some teenagers mentioned in this book. This is also great for any believer who wants to be motiviated to make a difference.
Wow. Separated into four sections, each consists of an intro spread with quotes and scripture passages, followed by a "blog" entry by TobyMac introducing the general topic of that section. Those really made me think.
What follows is a series of about ten stories of people. People from the distant past, people from the recent past, people from right now. And people in many different parts of the world. All people who stepped out of their comfort zone and acted in a way God was calling them to, and those actions made an impact... in their own lives, and the lives of people around them.
From lemonade stands or collecting loose change, to running for parliament or starting an international mission, these stories are fascinating. And challenging. I've gotten this message a few times recently. What am I doing to reach my world? What is it that God wants from me right now? "If we gotta start somewhere why not here" is the subtitle, and the overwhelming message.
This book is not necessarily calling me to do big things. But it is calling me to do something. And to start now. "Nothing ever happens on Someday."
Disclosure: Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.