Book Review: Relentless Pursuit

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Book: Relentless Pursuit: God’s Love of Outsiders Including the Outsider in All of Us

By Ken Gire

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From Book Back:

The marginalized and the ostracized; the sinner and the loner; you, me… and Jesus. We’re all outsiders sometimes. Each of us has felt lonely in a crowd, or been passed over for a job opportunity, or been squeezed out by “friends.” We’ve all spent time on the outside looking in. But take heart—Jesus will leave the ninety-nine just for you. Bestselling author Ken Gire weaves together stories from the Bible, history, and his own life to create a soul-lifting picture of a God who relentlessly pursues the outcast and disenfranchised—a God who became an outcast himself to bring his lost ones home. Let your eyes be opened to the one who will never fail to find you and embrace you as his child.

The first thing to catch my attention with Relentless Pursuit was the book cover, on the front is the image of four sheep, three together and one far away. On the back there is a single sheep. Just the cover had me interested to see what the book had to say.

There have been times in my life where I have felt like that lost sheep, but I have always found that God has found ways to seek me out and help put me on the right track again. Reading the prologue had me hooked. I’ve had the opportunity to read more than a few Christian Self Help books. This book is a strong self help book.

Gire uses examples from his own life, and opens up his life story throughout the book. I have to say that was what kept me reading. The author put in their heart into this book and it shows. I enjoyed the use of quotes from authors such as CS Lewis (a personal favorite). I found that as the chapters went by the book became stronger. The study questions at the end helped for further reflection.

I would use this both as an individual or in a group study situation.

4/5

Book has been provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House
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