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  1. Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission - eBookeBOOK
    Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission - eBook
    Ronnie Floyd
    Thomas Nelson / 2011 / ePub
    $9.99
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
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  1. SE Wisconsin
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Our Last Great Hope
    September 9, 2011
    Mommybugg
    SE Wisconsin
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Every day we encounter scores of people headed to an eternity

    without God. What will it take to wake us up to their desperate need for

    a Savior?

    While the earth's time clock ticks away,

    well-meaning Christians go to church, pay their tithes, and pray for

    foreign missionaries-going through the motions of Christian life as

    millions face an eternity without God. If heaven is indeed for real, and

    only those who have put their faith in Christ will be given entrance,

    shouldn't we be making the most of every opportunity to share the

    Gospel, the last great hope for all the world?Floyd calls us to live differently--living in a way that is markedly

    different from those around us. He wants to see Christians forgoing much

    of what we consider important that's against Biblical truth in order to

    focus on Jesus and His word. He wants us to get outside the realm of

    what is comfortable and focus instead on sweeping obedience.

    The major themes that focus on Scripture serve to create an

    influential and intensely challenging book. There is a very obvious

    commitment here to teach Scriptural principles from the Bible and to

    invite the reader to follow hard after Christ.

    One small critique: the author should have employed more historical

    examples and illustrations. That aside, I found that "Our Last Great

    Hope" is a paradigm-forming resource with a message that Christians

    desperately need to hear. Too many of us are living too securely and too

    comfortably. The church could use a loving exhortation and Floyd

    conveys it effectively.

    I was given a courtesy copy of this book by the publisher in

    exchange for a review. All views and opinions articulated are my own. I

    did not pledge a positive evaluation.
  2. Athens, AL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Challenging to a true believer...
    September 7, 2011
    YMinister1204
    Athens, AL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Our Last Great Hope.
    "Our Last Great Hope" by Ronnie Floyd was an emotionally written, well-timed book. The idea of awakening the Great Commission is something that needs to be spoken of and taught about on a more consistent basis. The life of Jesus Christ was not something that was lived so that we would put it away and never speak of it. The gospel of good news is to be discussed, dissected, and ultimately we should dedicate our lives to its truth and saving grace. When Ronnie Floyd writes about the responsibility that lies within a true understanding of the gospel, he writes with such fervor and zeal that you believe that you can take on the world for the cause of Christ. This book is an example of what a true dedication to the cause of Christ will do inside the willing heart of a believer. Christ died on the cross not because He desired to be famous, but for the sins of the entire world. This includes those who hear the gospel and choose to ignore it, those who never hear the gospel proclaimed, and those who have heard the gospel and say that they believe it. The aim of this book is not just to pump up those who are in that final group, but to challenge that final group to take their beliefs and put them into action. This was a good read and challenging to me as a believer.
  3. Belleville, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Call to Evangelism
    September 2, 2011
    IntelMin
    Belleville, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Our Last Great Hope.
    After reading the initial book reviews of Our Last Great Hope by pastor and author Dr. Ronnie Floyd, I was somewhat reluctant to actually endeavor to read this work. Most of the reviewers portrayed the book as difficult to connect with and just missing the mark of greatness or better (or worse) yet not being able to make it past the introduction. Despite the relatively unfriendly remarks by fellow blog reviewers, I decided to make my own decision as to the merits of Dr. Floyd's effort.

    Unlike the individual who found the introduction to lack a connection to the reader, I found the opening salvo to Our Last Great Hope to be rather timeline and biblically centered. The topic of evangelism must find its roots in the Great Commission as well as the commands throughout scripture to declare the message of God's salvation to the lost. With that said, Floyd rightly begins his discussion of this rather important aspect of the Christian walk by sharing his own experience as grasping that concept. The grand nature of sharing the gospel to a world replete with individuals lost in the morass of sin is daunting to say the least and must not be taken lightly. He reminds us of the church's lack of effort over a long span of her history when it comes to sharing the gospel. Thankfully, many churches are re-evaluating their evangelistic efforts taking note of the command to share the gospel in their local communities, their towns, their nation and finally to the entire world.

    Dr. Floyd opens his book with a salient reminder of the need for personal introspection most notably the need to focus our every effort on God. Are we trying to win the favor of man? If so, we must take note of the words of the Apostle Paul in this matter who reminds us "For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ." True evangelism is focusing the lost on the message of the gospel, a message centered in the truth of God's word. If God's word and focusing on him are not first and foremost the center of our efforts in our daily life, if knowing Christ intimately, passionately, and sharing Christ constantly are not the hallmarks of our lives as Floyd so eloquently reminds us, then we need to stop before we start and reorient our lives to focus on God.

    Additionally, Dr. Floyd makes note of disturbing trends in the church. Basing his statements on recent research by the Barna Group, "we are a church in crisis." As noted by Dr. Floyd, our collective spiritual muscles are out of shape as we have for far too long been sponges and for that matter we have been dry sponges. What is needed is a renewed passion for the things of God evidenced by a zeal for studying scripture, a passion for the lost, the unabashed preaching of the gospel, rejection of Universalist ideals, a renewal of discipleship within the church, as well as being salt and light to a lost world. The church has succumbed in recent years essentially fallen asleep at the wheel. Dr. Floyd rather starkly reminds us to quit hitting the snooze button and to instead get out of our spiritual death beds and be about the Lord's work as a great harvest of human souls awaits.

    The urgency of the message we have been commanded to share is the next topic of discussion for Dr. Floyd. He rightly reminds the reader of the importance of adhering to sound doctrine in a time where increasingly the church has acquiesced to non-biblical concepts. Heaven and hell are real and matters of eternity are to put it simply, matters of eternal importance. We as believers must not lose sight of the fact that "true and complete theology instills a sense of urgency." In an effort to demonstrate the urgency of evangelism, Dr. Floyd shares some rather startling facts. According to recent research there are 11.646 people groups in the world. Of these people groups, "6.734 groups contain less than 2 percent evangelical Christians." Even in our own country, according to "projections of the North American Missions Board, more than 233 million Americans do not have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ." Those statistics are sobering.

    Dr. Floyd next provides the reader with some very practical ways of doing evangelism beginning with our own families and then reaching out into our communities. In many ways, a point made clearly by Dr. Floyd, parenting is a form of evangelism and discipleship. As we build on this foundation, it is next essential to begin to become more active in community outreach efforts. Believers can make an impact in their community in a number of ways that do not necessarily include standing on the street corner doing evangelism. There are a number of outreach efforts already established through which churches can connect with in order to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people, especially in the inner city. Delivering furniture, being a Big Brother or Big Sister, providing food for a soup kitchen or being part of a prayer ministry are just a small number of ways we can do evangelism.

    Our Last Great Hope concludes with reminders on the need to live the Christian walk in such a way that we "talk Jesus daily." This is perhaps the aspect of evangelism most believers fail to practice the most. The idea of speaking to a stranger about salvation through Christ's sacrifice on the cross is frightening to most Christians. This should not be so. Dr. Floyd points out many times in his own life when he found himself "shrugging off the promptings" he felt by the Holy Spirit. Dr. Floyd reminds the reader of the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:14 which declare "How can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher?" Most Christians likely feel it is the pastor's job to declare the gospel message to those who just might by the grace of God wander through the doors of their church. This is such a short-sighted view of what the Bible outlines as evangelism. It is the duty of every believer to share the promise of salvation.

    Finally, Dr. Floyd ventures into an area that will prick the conscience of many believers, namely the area of giving. It is a sad state of affairs when a church spends more money on toiletries in a month for their parishioners than it takes to dig fresh water wells for villages in India that will provide fresh drinking water for years to come. Dr. Floyd rightly reminds us "The tithe is not a policy of convenience, or an option to consider, or an exercise for the super-spiritual. It's for everyone, at all times - as is the blessing that comes from offering it. Remember that God's shovel is bigger than yours; you will never out give him." Ultimately, it is all about where we are placing our treasures. Are we storing eternal treasures by adding daily to the kingdom of God or are we more concerned with our bank accounts and the comfort of our congregations? Our Great Last Hope is a kick in the pants holistic overview of the need for evangelism. May we keep in mind the words of Jesus found in Luke 10:2: "The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few." May we labor to spread the promise of salvation to the 6,734 unreached people groups while we still have today!

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. 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."
  4. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Couldn't even finish this book
    August 29, 2011
    Cheryl Moody
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Our Last Great Hope.
    In Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd, Floyd stresses the urgency that we christians need to be spreading the good news of Jesus to everyone we meet. I absolutely agree with that but I had a problem with his overly exhubert self important way of expressing it. For example In chapter 3 he writes; I have the opportunity to have an impact on eternity itself:

    * Heaven is said to be perfect, yet I can make it even better

    * Heaven is said to be infinite, yet I can make it larger.

    What's on your calendar for today? Any agenda items more pressing than those?

    I notice he didn't include scripture to back up his views on impacting eternity because it is not scriptural. I painfully made it to chapter five and realized that I did not need to waste my time finishing this book to know, I do not recommend it!

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. 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."
  5. Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    It's okay
    August 28, 2011
    Melody
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Our Last Great Hope.
    This book is called Our Last Great Hope and it's by Ronnie Floyd. I only got as far as the introduction and I simply just cannot connect to it. I mean, Pastor Ronnie did good and everything. It also has great concept like giving us a story and then giving us advice to follow. So, I'll give credit for those two things. But other than that, I can't get far enough. It's not a bad book, but it's not that good either, it's in between.
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