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ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God's Heart Hardcover – October 13, 2012
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Jim Daly is the president and CEO of Focus on the Family. Daly has received the 2008 World Children's Center Humanitarian Award and the 2009 Children's Hunger Fund Children's Champion Award. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC “World News Tonight” and PBS’ “Religion & Ethics”; and been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, which named him one of the top 10 next-generation evangelical leaders of influence. Daly and his wife have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit: www.focusonthefamily.com.
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It is a hope-filled book filled with insights, personal stories and challenges Christians need to hear and be inspired by. Jim brings us back to the practical living out of Christian faith by showing Christ's love to others through our words and actions. It reads relatively quickly, but it will be 200 pages of time very well spent.
In our culture that's so hyper-politicized and crass in how folks treat each other, ReFocus serves as a good reminder and encouragement to Christians. You leave the book understanding that whatever happens, Jesus is King, but that we still have important work to do and that how we do it serves as a witness to a hurting world.
Definitely recommend it :-)
He brings the real world into focus and then into re-focus as society changes
and we still want to be Jesus to the world. It's hard. Being a christian today isn't easy.
But Daly also shows that Focus on the Family has a tempo, tone, and culture-shaping ethos that fits a new era: It is a tone of civility, diplomacy, kindness, generosity of soul and spirit, and is apologetic about the first principles which remain immutable over time and through time.
In other words, REFOCUS underscores that the tempo and style of Focus on the Family in the 21st century will be God-pleasing in its beautiful and singular ministry defending and nurturing the natural family, marriage, the rearing and raising of good kids, the sanctity and dignity of every life, and the calling of adoption, foster care, and orphan care.
In sum, REFOCUS builds the blue print for how American evangelicalism will navigate a new century, and led by a man whose vision, mission, and calling - indeed his vocation - is rooted in those beautiful words of Saint Peter: "..that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
REFOCUS arrives at exactly the right time; its mission is culture-shaping and culture-impacting in a way that is God-pleasing. At this cultural moment, there could not be a more important and more worthwhile read.
I gave this book 4/5 stars. Overall this was an average book and I thought his writing came across a little too preachy. I did not agree with all he said and did put the book down and do some Bible searching of my own to compare his notes with what I read. That said I did like parts of the book. There were some great examples and thoughtful paragraphs that if you really study them could help you in your struggles with loving those around you.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
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Finally, a balanced, common sense discussion on how Christians can engage others in dialog on today's "hot topics" without compromising personal beliefs, but not attacking... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cynthia D. Moore
I'm in favor of any book that encourages development of a Christian worldview and "going against the grain" in the way we live our lives. Daly's Refocus is just such a book. Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Julia M. Reffner
It was a very challenging and inspiring book. It encouraged me to be a better Christian and more like Jesus.Published on May 3, 2013 by Chris Petrocco