Book Reviews

The Way Back by Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock

The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back by [Phil, Cooke, Bock, Jonathan]

Four Stars

My church’s leadership recommended this book as a way to get back on course. I decided to read it to gain greater understanding about the current concerns our congregation is facing. What I appreciate is that this book reflects what I have long believed to be true.

My grandmother told me often as I was growing up and in my faith to “be God’s person.” This was her daily prayer for her children and grandchildren. Her personal daily prayer was that God would direct her to the person(s) He wanted her to meet that day. She was one of the most gifted evangelists I have had the privilege to know because she looked for opportunities to share her faith in relational, inoffensive ways. This book reflects that ideal. Be God’s person. See opportunities to share faith in personal and tangible ways. That is the way back to living out a credible Christian life.