Dirty God - A Book Review

Dirty God: Jesus In the Trenches.  

Catchy title isn't it?  I thought so.  To me a title should hook you in and make you want to know more.  I was intrigued by the title and excited by the book itself, a book about grace.

The book is divided into two parts.  Part one is called Getting Grace.  Primarily this section could be described as explaining grace.  Frankly, I think as Christians we often misinterpret grace.  The author, Johnnie Moore, spends the first half of the book defining grace and showing what it is and what it isn't.  His conversational writing style, stories and balanced look at Scripture makes for a compelling read.

I found myself picking up my Bible and looking deeper into the passages mentioned and the book sparked more than one conversation on grace with my family and led to one (so far) sermon at church as well.

However it is in the second half of the book that I think Johnnie Moore really makes an impact.  That section is called Giving Grace.  This to me is the key the body of Christ as a whole should seek to practice.  We all want to receive grace from God and others but how often do we extend it to those around us?  I found this section challenging and compelling.  The author really encourages the reader to look for ways to extend grace to others and he bases his stories and thoughts in the Word of God.

He ends the book with a clear challenge and it's one I plan on taking up.  I want to challenge you as well to read this book.  Your life could be forever changed. 

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Anonymous said...

I see the message he wants to send but using dirty before God is never acceptable for me.
God never got dirty he never was dirty. He became sin that we might become the righteousness of God.
I find the title disrespectful.
Also he claims God believes in us. (IM ON MY PHONE)
The Bible says we are to believe in him.

RDA said...

I believe you are missing the point of the book. It is about grace. Yes Jesus was fully God and fully man. He walked into the trenches and pointed people to the Father. He got his hands dirty so to speak.