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Lila4 Stars Out Of 5Good readOctober 23, 2014LilaNot what I had imagined but it was good. I had a different anticipation of content - my error -- and had to redirect my thoughts. Good read though
JRunckSt. Louis, MOAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5March 2, 2012JRunckSt. Louis, MOAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very inspiring read! Grant's analysis of America's "cool" ethos was precise and revelatory. This book has reawakened my passion to live an truly Christ-centered and Spirit-directed life!
Michelle SuttonArizonaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 16, 2007Michelle SuttonArizonaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleAs seen on Christian Book Previews site.The subtitle of Blessed are the Uncool is "Living Authentically in a World of Show." It describes the gist of the book very well. No one likes fake people, yet we as Christians all struggle with being authentic. We've grown up in a society that loves cool and being uncool is not something any of us strives for. But the author makes an excellent point as he digs up the origin of "cool." Somehow in the process of protecting our own hearts we have distanced ourselves from the hearts of others, and in effect, often distance ourselves from the Lord as well.Sometimes all it takes is a little playground teasing and we learn to be cool to cope, but at the expense of true relationships. Being a Christian shouldn't be about being "cool" according to Paul Grant, because the crux of being "cool" separates us from one another, and that isn't God's will for the church. The author delves into a variety of subjects to support his belief. I have to say I agree with him and have struggle myself with the whole "cool" image.This book is about being real. It's about loving people where they hurt most. Most of all it's not redundant (I dislike non-fiction books that repeat the same theme on every page.) I highly recommend Blessed are the Uncool for all people (not just teens) who want to break out of that self-protective attitude and be real with the body of Christ.
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