Doing a book review today on the blog. Actually a partial review. I really believe the Lord is leading me to take a couple days to digest this book. The concepts in “One In A Million” are deep and convicting; I can tell you that you won’t want to read this book if you are not ready for a change. Change in what? The header question on the back of the book says:
“What if life on Monday was as powerful as church on Sunday?”
A change in your faith.
I know what you are saying, “It was good enough for Grandma Betsy; and it’s good enough for me.” “Been sitting on the same pew since I was ten years old.” Yes, and the biggest shake our faith has experienced in a long time was when we arrived later than normal and someone was sitting in, gasp, OUR pew!
Priscilla Shirer, the author, is direct (ok, but more loving than I am; hey, I’m trying!) in outlining the journey of the children of Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into the Promised Land, Canaan. She divides the book into three parts: Deliverance, Development, and Destiny. In the front of the book is a map of the journey from Egypt to Canaan with a guide outlining the path the Israelites travelled. It is mind-boggling to think of our journey in the faith paralleled to the journey of the children of Israel.
What is Priscilla talking about, being “One In A Million?” While we don’t have definite numbers, based on the number of men outlined in the book of Numbers in the Bible, which is over 600,000, then it is estimated that the total number of Israelites was between 2 and 3 million. And how many Israelites actually crossed into the land flowing with milk and honey? Just two.
One in a million.
The author says her goal for her reader and the book is simple:
She wants the pew to meet the pavement.
“A chance to be among the few who dare to dissatisfied with status quo Christianity.”
John 10:10 “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.”
This is one book you won’t want to miss. We’ll talk more tomorrow.