Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist

Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist

What if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Jesus said his followers would be a light to the world and a city on a hill--a warmly inviting, neighbor-loving, grace- and truth-filled destination for all. He envisioned his followers as life-giving neighbors, bosses, employees, and friends, the kind of people who return insults with kindness and persecution with What if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Jesus said his followers would be a light to the world...

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Title:Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist
Author:Scott Sauls
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Genres:Christian
ISBN:1400201799
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist Reviews

  • Fran Parsons
    Jan 04, 2019
    This book came at such an interesting time in my life. I so appreciate Scott's honesty in his writing. I appreciate how he always points to Jesus. I will be taking the convicting concepts addressed in this book and 'chewing' on them over and over again. I cannot more highly recommend a...
  • Ronja
    Feb 08, 2019
    What if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? That is the idea behind Scott Saul?s book, Irresistible Faith. Jesus said His followers would be a light to the world and a city on a hill ? a warmly inviting, neighbor-loving, grace- and truth-filled destination for all. ...
  • Lisa
    Dec 27, 2018
    I am often frustrated and discouraged by the ?Church? as it exist currently, so much so I often question why I still show up and participate. This book shows a way forward, a way to the genuine, restorative, kind faith that is at the heart of Christianity. A faith that draws people...
  • Rebecca Kilby
    Dec 12, 2018
    One of the most compelling things to me about Christianity is a view of the gospel that is restorative. My childhood theology viewed the gospel more as a 'get-out-of-hell-free-card' that had much less to do with the here and now. So why bother making the world a better place? The persp...
  • Vicki Gatchell
    Dec 19, 2018
    In Irresisitible Faith, Scott Sauls lights a path for us from genuine, committed faith through personal transformation, to community, and outward to the world around us. Our trust in God's transformative work in our own lives readies us to bring the hope that the world needs to hear. S...
  • David
    Jan 10, 2019
    What does Biblical Christianity look like? What if followers of Christ lived the type of faith that would attract the world, rather than repelling it? Scott Sauls has written a very practical book about faith that is lived in daily life. He begins with faith as a personal matter. We ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 05, 2019
    Scott Sauls has become a favorite voice of mine to read. I especially enjoyed his book, Befriended, so at the opportunity to read Irresistible Faith, I jumped. His voice and this book are very timely in my opinion. The basics of the Christian faith are important and Scott clearly lays ...
  • Luis Saldana
    Jan 22, 2019
    I received an advance copy of Irresistible Faith as part of the Launch team, and this was truly a gift for me. The book is very timely for Christians today. We seem to be wandering in the desert of contemporary culture and this book presents us with a "way out". It reminds us of the co...
  • Bible Gateway
    Jan 23, 2019
    Jesus envisioned his followers would be hard to resist: a wildly diverse yet compellingly unified multitude of strangers that would penetrate the world with love. They would lead the world in acts of love and justice and be the most life-giving bosses, employees, neighbors, and friends...
  • Susan
    Jan 23, 2019
    I was first introduced to Scott's writing through his blog. What has kept me reading Scott's blog is what is helpful in this book: he is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and responds by working out his faith by interacting with difficult people, not avoiding awkward circumstances, and gen...
  • Wesley
    Jan 15, 2019
    "Irresistible Faith" is both an inspiring as well as challenging call to the church to once again be the kind of community Luke describes in Acts 2 "having favour with all the people" and to whom God was daily adding to their number. This has nothing to do with attracting people to us,...
  • Robin
    Feb 04, 2019
    I enjoy reading Sauls and this work does not disappoint. It is a call back to the basics of Christianity: gospel-centrality, loving community, and incarnational mission and ministry. Lots of great quotes and cultural exegesis, all written with a pastor's heart. ...
  • Scott McFaddin
    Jan 19, 2019
    This entry by author Scott Sauls is a great reminder of what we are called to as Christians. While "Irresistible Faith" doesn't grab and shake you like his previous, and more affecting books, "Jesus Outside the Lines" and "Befriend", this is still a good read to keep our heads right an...
  • Wes Van Fleet
    Dec 09, 2018
    This book may just be the most timely read for the Christian community as a whole. On one hand, Sauls lays out the basics of the Christian Faith. On the other hand, he shows why these basics are so beautiful and irresistible. One of my favorite chapters proposed a vision of leaving thi...
  • Bill Pence
    Dec 31, 2018
    This is pastor Scott Sauls? fourth book. I always find his books challenging and quite helpful. Irresistible Faith is no exception. The ?Foreword? is written by Bob Goff. He writes that the book is an invitation for us to return to the most authentic version of our faith. It?s ...
  • Clayton Turner
    Jan 31, 2019
    "What if the local church became the world's answer to loneliness and isolation, thereby becoming the life-giving alternative to social media-induced isolation and depression, soul stealing habits, noncommittal cohabitations and lonesome barstools? What if, in the spirit of Scriptur...
  • Journey FAITH
    Feb 02, 2019
    Scott Sauls has written a book I would recommend to everyone to read, no matter where you are in you faith. Irresistible Faith ~ Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can?t Resist, is about what it means to be a Christian, what and how to be in community with others, dealing with ...
  • Rebecca
    Jan 12, 2019
    Timely book for our day in age. Solid read that invites Christians to dig into what it could look like if followers of Jesus become (by abiding in Christ and acknowledging our need) the people he meant us to be. Sauls touches on belonging to an "irresistible community," savoring Christ...
  • Suzi
    Jan 17, 2019
    The way Scott Sauls organizes his thoughts around building a community that reflects belonging to Jesus (&welcoming others in, too) is a beautiful thing -- like the Gospel message that is his basis. There are many practical nuggets to apply from Irresistible Faith. My favorite is m...
  • Kevin L. Law
    Jan 15, 2019
    Another excellent book from Scott Sauls. True to the historical gospel message of the unbelievable grace of God as demonstrated through the life and death of his Son, Jesus Christ. My only quibble is the title, which feels a little bit like a bait and switch, given the content. Conside...
  • Ben Flaming
    Jan 13, 2019
    What I love about Scott and his writing is that he asks the tough questions and challenges us to think through our positions, opinions, beliefs and our way of doing things - that's convicting but never arrogant. With confident humility, he simply asks the "what ifs" to see if we can...
  • Vance Williams
    Jan 15, 2019
    Gentle Exhortations and Pointed Reminders: Why isn?t the world attracted to Christ because of me? Perhaps it?s because my life looks like most good, moral people but is too sweet and not salty enough. Perhaps it?s because I have amnesia about the love that God has for me?His ...
  • Jeff Knouse
    Jan 02, 2019
    Irresistible Faith comes at just the right time. As a youth minister I very commonly see apathetic, content with where they're at Christians, living life by a compartmentalized means where God takes up but one compartment, not affecting the whole of their lives (I find myself here at t...
  • Tammy Bullock
    Jan 11, 2019
    ?If there is hope for busted-up sinners like them, then there is also hope for a busted-up sinner like me.? Yes, Scott Sauls, I?m with you on that one! And I agree with Christine Caine, I love everything that Scott writes. He is genuine, winsome, and a trustworthy interpreter of ...
  • Josh Cuthbertson
    Jan 15, 2019
    It's the gospel all over again...and who DOESN'T need to hear it all over again. If you're familiar with Scott's other books or are a regular reader of his blog you'll find this book very familiar. Scott has a gift for reminding us the same truth in a way that never gets old. Irresisti...
  • Curtis Taylor
    Jan 15, 2019
    Irresistible Faith reminds us that growing in God?s grace is a balance in all of life. It?s a reminder of ?... while Jesus invites us to come as we are, he does not want us to stay as we are.*? Scott writes about the struggle in our real vs. perceived standing with God; the bal...
  • Jan Shaffer
    Jan 19, 2019
    ?What if, in the spirit of the early church, Christians once again began to enjoy the favor of all the people ? not because of how like the world they have become?, but because of how unlike the world they have become through their lives of love and good deeds?? Scott Sauls...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 20, 2019
    "What if all it took for us to become the 'light of the world' and the 'salt of the earth' and the 'city on a hill' to our friends, neighbors, and colleagues was to choose kindness over criticism toward one another, giving the benefit of the doubt over assuming the worst in one another...
  • Chad Ellenburg
    Jan 22, 2019
    As I read through Irresistible Faith I was reminded of Jeremiah 6:16 to ?stand by the road, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it.? Scott calls us to the simple, yet deep path of following Jesus and the Way is still the way. I loved the focu...
  • J.L. Martin
    Jan 22, 2019
    I would definitely recommend the book. The nine chapters are broken into three parts: Abiding in the Irresistible Christ, Belonging to an Irresistible Community and Becoming an Irresistible Christian. One of my favorite things about the book is the flow from abiding with Christ to c...