The path of least resistance is seldom the path of greatest impact. This is a truth that the apostles knew intrinsically, but from which we, the modern church, seem to shy away. They boldly proclaimed the Gospel, in season and out of season. We want to avoid risk, avoid stepping on toes, avoid any bad publicity that might come with going out on a limb. But much like the first rockets to leave Earth’s atmosphere, giant leaps forward in God’s kingdom don’t come without a big vision and a great big dose of risk.
In Unstoppable Gospel, pastor Gregg Matte calls readers to take up the task of the early church and go change the world. He shows how using ordinary, everyday people has been God’s plan from the beginning and how we all have a part in that plan. He shares many practical ways Christians can get involved in their churches and communities to take advantage of the countless opportunities God provides for us to make a lasting kingdom impact in our world.
About the Author
Gregg Matte (MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University, one of the largest college Bible studies in the nation. He is the author of Finding God’s Will and I AM Changes Who I Am, and is the executive producer of numerous Breakaway praise and worship albums. An energetic communicator, he and his wife, Kelly, have a son and a daughter and live in Houston, Texas.
This author shares his thoughts that the Great Commission is given to every believer and that every believer is a missionary. He starts this book strong, but weakens as it progresses. The urge to share the salvation message is the same as is urged in other books of this genre. I did not read anything new. I was hoping for some unusual ways or methods of missional work, but as this work progressed, it was an expository on Acts.
I believe this book will be an encouragement to those who have hesitated in sharing the Good News with those around them. If you enjoy this author’s previous work, you will enjoy Unstoppable Gospel as well.
Thank you to Gregg Matte and Baker Books for a copy in exchange for my honest review.