Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount tells us the way to true living is to live in a way that is countercultural to the world around us. Starting off with the first few Beatitudes, the author takes us through Jesus’ shocking statements of who is really blessed. Not those we would think of, such as the rich, but rather the poor, the pure in heart, the ones who mourn. Living the opposite of how the world expects us to live.
Coming to the end of ourselves, dying to ourself, is how we can truly find the life that God has called us to. The end of this book talks about the need to die to our own wants and desires, to serve others rather than being served. It is a challenging book – to be humble, to look out for others rather than ourselves.
This would be a great book for a small group study, learning more about Jesus’ upside-down way of living instead of the way that seems right to us and the world we live in.
*I received a copy of this book free through Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for my review.