Into The Fray by Matt Mikalatos

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In the earliest days of the Christian church, the gospel spread out from Jerusalem in a burst of incredible stories–about a man who calmed a stormy sea with a word, healed the lame and the blind, enraged the religious leaders, and even raised people from the dead. Compare this organic, even entertaining, method of spreading the good news with how we are often encouraged to evangelize today, with clever arguments and our defenses up.

Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost the plot to the greatest story ever told.

Matt Mikalatos invites us into God’s story, both to find our place in it and to rediscover the wonder that the apostles and their listeners experienced. As you lose yourself in these modern retellings of the events of the book of Acts, you’ll find that sharing the story is easier and more rewarding than you ever imagined.

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About the Author

Matt Mikalatos is the author of The First Time We Saw Him, My Imaginary Jesus, and Night of the Living Dead Christian and has been on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for fifteen years. He has a master’s degree in biblical theology from Western Seminary. Matt and his family reside near Portland, Oregon. Learn more at http://www.mikalatos.com

My Thoughts

This book is the author’s modern interpretation of  the book of Acts, from the Bible.  He presents little known cultural background information that enriches the information shares through inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

My only criticism of this book is that the author writes in a loose narrative that virtually eliminates the perfect inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  His translation is his thoughts, which waters down the strength of the original.

Because of a young Christian being influenced doctrinally  by this author’s words, I do not recommend this book.  This book will provide cultural information that will add depth to Biblical studies to the book of  Acts.

I received this book from Baker Books in exchange for my honest review.

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