City on Our Knees by Toby Mac

This is one of the best and most inspiring books I've read since I don't know when. It will impact young and old in such a touching way, but the most wonderful thing about it are the people and their stories. If a four year old born with a debilitating can inspire a nation to raise $1 million for cancer research through lemonade stands, then there isn't an individual alive who can say, "I can't..."

The true stories range across a multitude of activities all over the world and how just one person or one couple make a huge difference in people's lives. It made me want to get busy doing something. However, Toby Mac makes an excellent point by saying that we must wake up and ask God, "Where are You working today? May I join you?"

When we do that, we are assured success in that endeavor because God work, no matter the outcome, will succeed.

This is 6 out of 5 stars. The best of the best, the cream de la cream. Buy, savor it and read it daily. God will change your heart and the stories of these people will change your attitude about "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

When we step across the line we can sail across the sea

Amazing, beautiful things happen when people have the courage to live, work, and pray in the spirit of unity and peace. Often, though, to make these amazing things happen, we have to step out of our comfort zone and into a world we find uncomfortable or intimidating. Sometimes that world is physical; other times it can be emotional, relational, or spiritual.

City on Our Knees shows this, encouraging you to take the first step. It offers stories of people who have stepped across lines. Lines of discrimination, persecution, doubt, prejudice, pride, bitterness, self-isolation, and despair. I pray and hope that you will be inspired to see how just one person, or one small group, can be a mechanism for change. 
God can use us right here. Right now. All we need is faith that He has our best in mind. And believe me—He does.—TobyMac


audreygeddes said...

Thank you so much for recommending and reviewing this book by Toby Mac - I love his music and lyrics and can't wait to get this one! I just finished another inspiring fiction read by Joy DeKok you might want to read called, "Rain Dance." The story was so moving I couldn't put it down. The author does a great job about showing God's mercy and how people can forge a friendship even when they are from two different backgrounds.

Gina Burgess said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting, Audrey. I'll have to check out "Rain Dance". Thank you for the suggestion :)

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