While looking for a new book to review from BookLook Bloggers, I passed "Unoffendable" by several times. Maybe I found the title offensive? Haha! Finally, I decided to give it a try. And what I found was an honest, thought-provoking, convicting book! - And a great read!!!
I really enjoyed this book. Brant Hansen has a very natural, honest manner of speaking to his readers. He's funny and yet convicting. Some stories made me laugh out loud, some stories made me cry, and some stories made me laugh and cry all at the same time! I was blown away by his ability to take something that we as Christians often take for granted - the idea of "righteous anger" - and completely blow it out of the water. Each chapter was engaging and informative. And I felt like I grew in my relationship with the Lord during the reading of this book. It has changed my view on how I relate to others and how I relate to subjects like politics. If you want to be challenged in what you think your "rights" are as a Christian when it comes to anger, then read this book!
Here's a little tidbit of the wisdom in this book. (If I could, I'd just quote the whole thing because its that good!!!) -
"What's more, for those who still want to make anger a nutritious part of their spiritual breakfasts: in the Bible's 'wisdom literature,' anger is always - not sometimes, always - associated with foolishness, not wisdom. The writer recognized that, yes, anger may visit us, but when it finds a residence, it's 'in the lap of fools' (Eccl. 7:9).
"Let that sink in. When anger lives, that's where it lives: in the lap of a fool."
Ouch. I gotta say, that offended me. And that's how I knew Brant was getting to my heart!
I received a Kindle version of this book, free of charge, from BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for my honest review.