Set up as a 90 day devotional, The Insanity of Sacrifice makes you examine how you live in light of all God has done to provide you a way of salvation, and whether you have decided to be ready to forego what you have to serve God. Each entry presents a verse and story from Nik and Ruth Ripken that highlights how they have seen sacrifice in their ministry.
The book is easy to read, but challenging. Christians can get comfortable, even complacent, and we need to realize that God wants us to follow Him, even when it isn’t comfortable. Reading about the persecution and struggles of Christians around the world makes me realize that things could be worse, and that I need to spend more time praying for Christians that face that life.
Sometimes, we get into the mindset that it means spending a few hours a week in church and giving a comfortable amount of money. If we are willing to listen, God will tell us what He wants us to do. It may not be fly around the world, but it will require us to move away from things that keep us from doing God’s will.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.