The Paucity of Christian Book Reviews saddens me. No, it’s worse than that. I grieve that more authors are not being led to share the reality of the walk of faith.
Of course, that is epidemic in America today. It’s almost all right to share the Biblical worldview. But, that’s pushing it. With less than 9% of Americans admitting they have a Biblical worldview, that’s only 31 million in the whole country. And I’m sorry. I don’t think there are nearly that many people who have a saving personal relationship with Jesus, today.
Remember, Jesus makes it clear that we must know Him. That word know is talking about that deep oneness which is partially seen in a Christian marriage. It’s a deep personal intimacy, talking with each other, sharing deeply with each other.
The Paucity of Christian Book Reviews grieves me
But what do I mean? That’s easy, I only review redemptive and spirit-filled fiction. “Ah ha!” You say. Last year I only read one that reached that level. The Reign Series by Jeffrey McClain Jones was very interesting read about possible life in the millennium. I reviewed two others, but neither of them were even redemptive—you know, where a person is reborn with a transformed life as a result of giving his or her life to Jesus of Nazareth, our Messiah.
I did read two other books I enjoyed that reached the level of religious Christianity. They were entertaining, but that’s no longer enough, in a day where life and death is moments away. I mean, it really is true that Jesus could come in the clouds and call us up to Him today, any moment.
I also bought another dozen or more that I simply couldn’t finish. Most of them were books which talked about God, but there was no Savior, no Messiah, and no hope for the lost. But several quickly got into outright heresy. Remember, I wouldn’t have bought them if they didn’t claim to be Christian books. Even The Reign series only talks about salvation as a past occurrence or a sudden miraculous change in anyone who has faith in the King.
So, are all your books going to be burnt up?
Everything but fruit gets fried, my friends. If you’re not even trying, your books are gone for sure. Why don’t you try to write a book that might result in a reader’s life being transformed? And, very important, lives are only transformed when people meet, and come to know, Jesus, our Messiah. I was talking with Peter a couple weeks ago. He’s considering going the same way I have—only review redemptive or better, because he said, “That would only be two or three a year.” He probably reads two or three times the amount I read now, or much more.