Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a fantastic, uplifting and gem of a book! Based mostly on the book of Colossians, the author takes us through how Jesus is all we have and all that we need for living the Christian life. Once we are saved, we often attempt to live out the Christian life in our own strength and ability, failing miserably. We need to continue to preach the gospel to ourselves, not only that we are saved by Christ's death on our behalf, but that we have been made righteous already in God's eyes through Christ's righteousness. Nothing we do or don't do changes our standing with God. By His lavishing grace, we grow, not by trying harder, but by resting in Christ's finished work in our behalf. We are to focus on Jesus's finished work, not on our own efforts.
Everything we need for godly living is already ours in Christ. This book affirms over and over the gospel and the grace that God has bestowed to those who are His. An encouraging and refreshing reminder that it is all about Christ, not about us. By turning our focus to Christ instead of ourselves, we can grow in the Christian walk as God intended.
*This ebook was provided to me by the publisher for free in exchange for my review.